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iBook2PowerBook
Oct 19, 2007, 06:50 PM
Hey, I just bought an iMac G5 off of eBay.

The specs are as followed:

iMac G5 17" [no iSight]
1.8GHz PowerPC processor
256MB RAM
80GB HD
SuperDrive


I want to know if the 2GB RAM in my Dell XPS 410 will work in the iMac. From pictures I've seen, the sticks look the same.

Also, does this iMac have the ambient light sensor?


Help is appreciated! :)



mkrishnan
Oct 19, 2007, 06:59 PM
I want to know if the 2GB RAM in my Dell XPS 410 will work in the iMac. From pictures I've seen, the sticks look the same.

Also, does this iMac have the ambient light sensor?

No ALS -- this is the first gen iMac G5 (http://apple-history.com/?page=gallery&model=imac_g5&performa=off&sort=date&order=ASC), middle configuration.

It uses PC3200 memory -- although it is slightly picky about a couple aspects of that memory (not all memory works with G5 Macs (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86814)), so look up what the Dell uses and figure out if it's compatible.

CanadaRAM
Oct 19, 2007, 07:06 PM
The iMac G5 is THE most finicky Mac made when it comes to DDR DIMMs. I would not hold out a lot of hope for the Dell RAM.

Edit: Moot point anyway The Dell uses DDR2 RAM it won't go in any case

Search Results for: Dell XPS 410
Part Number Description
KTD-DM8400B/512 512MB DDR2-667 Module
KTD-DM8400B/1G 1GB DDR2-667 Module
KTD-DM8400B/2G 2GB DDR2-667 Module
KTD-DM8400C/512 512MB DDR2-800 Module
KTD-DM8400C/1G 1GB DDR2-800 Module

iBook2PowerBook
Oct 19, 2007, 07:19 PM
Ah, I'll just purchase RAM that I know will work.

Anyone know how to open the iMac? I want to add a slightly larger hard drive.

mkrishnan
Oct 19, 2007, 07:27 PM
Anyone know how to open the iMac? I want to add a slightly larger hard drive.

Apple offers excellent DIY manuals:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300205=

Depending on how much memory you want to get, I have a 512MB module that I pulled from my iMac G5 when I upped it to 2GB. PM if you're interested.

iBook2PowerBook
Oct 19, 2007, 07:47 PM
Apple offers excellent DIY manuals:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300205=

Depending on how much memory you want to get, I have a 512MB module that I pulled from my iMac G5 when I upped it to 2GB. PM if you're interested.

I will definitely consider that, thanks :D

Another question [I'm so excited!]:

Can it use the Apple Remote?

Luap
Oct 19, 2007, 07:58 PM
Another question [I'm so excited!]:

Can it use the Apple Remote?

Nope..