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    greenapple
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    RAM voltage for my G4? Does it matter?
    I just ordered 512MB of Ballistix PC4000 RAM for my Dual 1ghz G4. I just noticed that my G4's specs state that I should use 2.5v RAM. The stuff that I ordered is 2.8v, but the folks at crucial say that it will work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenapple
    I just ordered 512MB of Ballistix PC4000 RAM for my Dual 1ghz G4. I just noticed that my G4's specs state that I should use 2.5v RAM. The stuff that I ordered is 2.8v, but the folks at crucial say that it will work...

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    If Crucial guarantees it to work with your machine, you shouldn't have any problems. At worst, you'll just send it back and they'll exchange it for a different chip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenapple
    I just ordered 512MB of Ballistix PC4000 RAM for my Dual 1ghz G4. I just noticed that my G4's specs state that I should use 2.5v RAM. The stuff that I ordered is 2.8v, but the folks at crucial say that it will work...

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    Why did you buy PC4000 RAM?!? Your Mac only needs PC2100 RAM!!
    Allthough I think it will run with the PC4000, it's wasted money, because they will only run at 266MHz (PC2100) instead of the speed they are made for, 500MHz(PC4000)

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    greenapple
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    Doh!!!
    Doh!!!

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    Sometimes it helps to read the specs before buying...

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    Are there any benefits to using faster ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenapple
    Are there any benefits to using faster ram?
    No. The RAM will only operate as fast as the system bus.
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    greenapple
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    Thanks for the info...
    I'm returning the Ballistix and ordering something more appropriate. I called Crucial and the tech support guy agreed that their website was pretty misleading in it's recommendations. That's what I get for not doing better research...

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    Your going to be one of those guys who ignorently orders an imported BMW from South africa. Come to find out... The wheel is on the wrong side (right or left... depending on where you live)

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    greenapple
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    Anarkhy, could you possibly be more of a putz?
    Quote Originally Posted by anarkhy
    Your going to be one of those guys who ignorently orders an imported BMW from South africa. Come to find out... The wheel is on the wrong side (right or left... depending on where you live)

    -It's spelled "ignorantly," not "ignorently."
    -Most of us learned to capitalize the names of countries in elementary school. That includes South 'a'frica.
    -Who orders their BMW's from South Africa? I got mine at my local dealer.

    What a ****...

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenapple
    -It's spelled "ignorantly," not "ignorently."
    -Most of us learned to capitalize the names of countries in elementary school. That includes South 'a'frica.
    -Who orders their BMW's from South Africa? I got mine at my local dealer.

    What a ****...
    Anarkhy's posts sometimes might not be useful, and only he understands them, but that's not a reason to call him a ****...

    Please stay polite, or I'm pretty sure you will be banned by the moderators.

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    greenapple
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    I couldn't resist...
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    Anarkhy's posts sometimes might not be useful, and only he understands them, but that's not a reason to call him a ****...

    Please stay polite, or I'm pretty sure you will be banned by the moderators.
    Sorry, but he was being a D. I called him on it. End of story. Sometimes it's hard to not state the obvious... :cool:

    I'll keep it clean.

    p.s. Thanks for your earlier post. You saved me some money! Where should I send the check?

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    Orion119
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    South Africa has the largest left column car manufacturing plant that Mercedes Benz owns, and you can usually get them cheaper. I don't know if it's the same with BMW, but it's not a long shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion119
    South Africa has the largest left column car manufacturing plant that Mercedes Benz owns, and you can usually get them cheaper. I don't know if it's the same with BMW, but it's not a long shot.
    Aha...interesting...

    Who cares?!?
    The post about the cars had absolutely nothing to do with the initial question...so your post does even less :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenapple
    Sorry, but he was being a D. I called him on it. End of story. Sometimes it's hard to not state the obvious... :cool:

    I'll keep it clean.

    p.s. Thanks for your earlier post. You saved me some money! Where should I send the check?
    Just keep it for the next upgrade

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