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angelxbites
Jun 9, 2011, 03:30 PM
i was told itcant bkuz the limit is 1gb but 250mb isnt much more..and i dont want to dig into the "dome" because last time i did the computer wouldnt boot just beep 3 times and stay black then i fixed it..so can it? plz help:) thank you
ps im going through all this trouble to install mac os x leopard



Intell
Jun 9, 2011, 03:35 PM
You won't find a 1Gb ram stick for that iMac. They never made them that big. The most you could do is 512Mb in both slots.

angelxbites
Jun 9, 2011, 03:49 PM
You won't find a 1Gb ram stick for that iMac. They never made them that big. The most you could do is 512Mb in both slots.

okay bkuz this is in my cart and as fdar sa i know the comments and stuff it works for imac g4 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DT7ZJM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

666sheep
Jun 9, 2011, 03:50 PM
It won't. It's DDR2, iMac G4 800 uses PC100 or PC133 SDRAM.

Intell
Jun 9, 2011, 03:51 PM
That is the wrong kind for your iMac. You need PC-133.

angelxbites
Jun 9, 2011, 04:00 PM
That is the wrong kind for your iMac. You need PC-133.

okay thanx to both of you:) so this will work right? http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Upgrades-256MB-144-Pin-Notebook/dp/B00006HVB8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1307653090&sr=8-5
if so should i buy 2 and install both or can leopard run on my copmputer with the
768 ram? or shoud i just upgrade both my slots?:) but im scared to dig into the "dome" again lol

Intell
Jun 9, 2011, 04:03 PM
Yes, but that is only 256mb. You'll need one of these: http://www.amazon.com/512MB-SODIMM-133Mhz-LAPTOP-MEMORY/dp/B003CH77YK/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1 They are 512. And remember, the ram stick inside the iMac is the bigger desktop kind.

angelxbites
Jun 9, 2011, 04:10 PM
Yes, but that is only 256mb. You'll need one of these: http://www.amazon.com/512MB-SODIMM-133Mhz-LAPTOP-MEMORY/dp/B003CH77YK/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1 They are 512. And remember, the ram stick inside the iMac is the bigger desktop kind.

okay Thankz ALOT ..one more thing please..http://www.amazon.com/Generic-512-MB-PC133-SDRAM/dp/B000068IKV/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1307653512&sr=8-4
how about this one its cheaper..and my moms already not to happy bout wasting 25 on os x leopard then 20 more on mac shes a cheapstake i know ha:)
or should i just stick with your link? thanks alot again this is my first mac so i guess yea im a noob to macs:)

Intell
Jun 9, 2011, 04:12 PM
Your link is the inside ram stick and mine is the outside ram stick. You can get either of them or both for the maximum of 1Gb.

angelxbites
Jun 9, 2011, 04:25 PM
Your link is the inside ram stick and mine is the outside ram stick. You can get either of them or both for the maximum of 1Gb.

ok thankz alot im going to buy the one you suggested..in your opinion would my mac run not superfast but acceptable with 768 Ram? on leopard

Intell
Jun 9, 2011, 10:53 PM
It should run pretty well for a 8 year old computer.

fhall1
Jun 10, 2011, 07:50 AM
Didn't believe me over in the other forum eh?