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twentyeight7
Aug 13, 2003, 05:55 PM
im a switcher.....nuff said

i orderd a g5 with the standard 512 to expedidate the shipping process i want to add an extra gig of ram to the thing is that going to mess up any kinda of warranty ... any info will be helpful

MacBandit
Aug 13, 2003, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by twentyeight7
im a switcher.....nuff said

i orderd a g5 with the standard 512 to expedidate the shipping process i want to add an extra gig of ram to the thing is that going to mess up any kinda of warranty ... any info will be helpful

No, memory, cards, and drives are user installable items that have no effect on the warranty. That is unless some how you short something out and they can prove it happened because of your installation.

twentyeight7
Aug 13, 2003, 06:00 PM
good im just askin cuz in the woreld of the pc as soon as u crack open that case ur scruued

alphaone
Aug 13, 2003, 06:03 PM
Just make sure that when you add the extra 1gig of ram that you use two 512 sticks.

twentyeight7
Aug 13, 2003, 06:07 PM
ya i was going to put cruical ram in 2 512 sticks 1 per mem chan on my dual 2 ghz any other sugestions in the ways of ram.... better yet anything a switcher should know before makin the jump


i would like to thank you guys for the VERY VERY fast responces i tried gettin answers on irc but theres nothin but mac snobs out there

alphaone
Aug 13, 2003, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by twentyeight7
ya i was going to put cruical ram in 2 512 sticks 1 per mem chan on my dual 2 ghz any other sugestions in the ways of ram.... better yet anything a switcher should know before makin the jump


i would like to thank you guys for the VERY VERY fast responces i tried gettin answers on irc but theres nothin but mac snobs out there
You're welcome. That sounds like a sweet machine. Enjoy it!
:cool:

MacBandit
Aug 13, 2003, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by twentyeight7
ya i was going to put cruical ram in 2 512 sticks 1 per mem chan on my dual 2 ghz any other sugestions in the ways of ram.... better yet anything a switcher should know before makin the jump


i would like to thank you guys for the VERY VERY fast responces i tried gettin answers on irc but theres nothin but mac snobs out there

Really there's not a lot to know and anything you should know is freely available by searching this site.

There are few things that should be done under OSX though for regular maintenance but it really isn't worth discussing until you have the machine in front of you so you can perform the tasks and learn and understand what you are doing.

twentyeight7
Aug 13, 2003, 06:38 PM
well thanks alot

dont get me wrong i would concider my self a windows poweruser but its alittle bit diffrent distroying my 600 dollar self built pirated windows machine then my new $3000 g5 :D

so when i think im taking a chance ill be back here askin the dumb questions that a switcher should ask

pseudobrit
Aug 13, 2003, 08:18 PM
Apples, memory and warranties...

Hmm... All I'd say is don't buy either from Apple!

Your warranty is fine for many simple things; in fact, Apple prides itself on easy access to the guts of its computers. "The Ultimate Open-Door Policy" they called it in advertisements -- with a picture of the G4 tower (or was it the Blue and White G3 towers?) swung open.

PCI cards, RAM, video cards, Airport cards, etc. are all considered standard user-installable items.

To really crack into Macs on a poweruser level, you're going to need to familiarise yourself with Unix. I suggest you start with a little book called OS X Hints. Perhaps wait though for the Panther edition.