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Question about installing ram on the G5


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I have 256Mb RAM (factory) in my G5 now, and I would like to upgrade to 768Mb. Do I absolutely have to buy two 256s or can I just install one 512?
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you can install just a 512 stick if you'd like. I'd make sure the RAM is totally compatible...I've heard the G5 is picky about its RAM
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That's what I did, but it doesn't seem to be recognizing it. It's a 512Mb 184-pin 400MHz PC3200. That's the kind the G5 uses, right?
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is this a dual? If so, you will need to by 2x of everything, hence dual channel.

Seems to me, if a ramstick is bad in a single G5, it should error correct? Or is that just the PC user in me talking?
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You need to install pairs, even in the single processor G5s. All of the G5s use dual-channel memory, the single processor models use a slower FSB.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86414
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That's what I did, but it doesn't seem to be recognizing it. It's a 512Mb 184-pin 400MHz PC3200. That's the kind the G5 uses, right?
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I think the pm 1.6 takes ram in pairs doesn't it? that is probably why it is not recognizing the single 512 chip.

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