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braindog
Nov 15, 2005, 03:06 PM
Hey guys, just picked up a new Quad today (thanks to tavarni for the heads up), standard config with 512mb ram. Now the question is, what's the best deal out there for DDR2 non-ECC memory in 1GB sticks? I'm from the PC world so I have no clue what to look for. Will Crucial work? OCZ? What brands are good? And what CAS should the RAM be?
I'm going to put 8gb ram into the machine.

Cooknn
Nov 15, 2005, 03:14 PM
Will Crucial work?I would go with Crucial (http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=Apple%2BPower+Mac&mfr=Apple&tabid=AM&model=Power+Mac+G5+%28Quad+2.5GHz+DDR2%29&submit=Go). $1K will get you 8GB :eek:

braindog
Nov 15, 2005, 03:27 PM
Crucial runs at CL4, is that the fastest the Quad will go? Seems slow compared to my PC which runs at 2-2-2-5.

Is this the same as the memory on Crucial's site for $270?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146569

Butts M Biggilo
Nov 15, 2005, 03:48 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141199
The timing is CAS 3

macmanmatty
Nov 15, 2005, 04:54 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141199
The timing is CAS 3

never heard of pqi does it work well? I usally just go with corsiar value select ram

Lacero
Nov 15, 2005, 05:01 PM
Crucial.com as well, as their RAM selector makes it easy. Their prices are not always the best, I've seen better prices at newegg.com.

GreenDice
Nov 15, 2005, 05:25 PM
never heard of pqi does it work well? I usally just go with corsiar value select ram

I use pqi on my 2.3 dual-core also. barefeats.com used this memory when they did their benchmark on the dual-core PM G5. No problem so far and the price is right.

Will Cheyney
Nov 15, 2005, 05:32 PM
Look in your G5's paper manual. It tells you the exact memory specifications compatible with your Mac.

PowerMike G5
Nov 15, 2005, 06:59 PM
Yes, i have nothing but high praise for crucial.com. You'll be guarenteed RAM that will work, but as noted, they don't always have the best price ...

But the experience with them is excellent!

zap2
Nov 15, 2005, 07:02 PM
I would go with Crucial (http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=Apple%2BPower+Mac&mfr=Apple&tabid=AM&model=Power+Mac+G5+%28Quad+2.5GHz+DDR2%29&submit=Go). $1K will get you 8GB :eek:


which is still much better then Apple 9kish for 16gbs!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

(i woudl rather have a few quad PMs with 1 gb:)

Bear
Nov 15, 2005, 07:55 PM
which is still much better then Apple 9kish for 16gbs!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

(i woudl rather have a few quad PMs with 1 gb:)Crucial will also run in the 8 to 9K (US) for 16MB of ram for the Quad. The 2MB dimms are still rtaher pricey.

CanadaRAM
Nov 15, 2005, 08:19 PM
Crucial runs at CL4, is that the fastest the Quad will go? Seems slow compared to my PC which runs at 2-2-2-5.

Is this the same as the memory on Crucial's site for $270?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146569

Apples and oranges -- your PC RAM is DDR, this is DDR-2. There are no CAS Latency 2 or 2.5 DDR-2 modules available. There are some CAS Latency 3 DDR-2 modules but the jury is out whether the Mac will take advantage of lower latencies.

braindog
Nov 16, 2005, 03:08 AM
So which one should I get? I've never heard of PQI either. Are they reliable? Crucial seems like a reputable brand. What do you guys think?

CRUCIAL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146569
CAS 4

or:

PQI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141199
CAS 3