View Full Version : Looking for G5 PC-3200 RAM ??
Nov 26, 2008, 10:42 AM
I am looking for 4 GB of PC-3200 RAM for an old G5 Tower 2.5 dual core.
Does anyone know where to pick it up cheaply ?
Nov 26, 2008, 10:52 AM
The Dual-Core 2.5ghz G5 uses DDR2 PC2-4200. You can get 2gb modules in pairs so you can max it out to 16gb if you really need a lot of memory.
The Dual Processor 2.5ghz uses DDR PC-3200. What model do you have?
Nov 26, 2008, 11:03 AM
i tried to install PC-4200 RAM and it did not fit.
then i called OWC macsales, and they said that
i have to use PC-3200 RAM....
it only supports 8 GB in all.
Nov 26, 2008, 11:21 AM
Ok then you do have the Dual-Processor model and not the Dual-Core one. That's too bad because DDR2 is way more cheaper then DDR.
If all you need is 4gb and don't want to upgrade later, you can find 512mb modules for kinda cheap so just buy 8 of those. Otherwise I'd just buy 4x 1gb and that will leave you with 4 open slots to upgrade in the future.
Check ebay or even OWC or Crucial for current prices.
Nov 26, 2008, 11:28 AM
yeah, i only have the dual processor, not the dual core...
maybe ebay has some cheap ones..
Nov 26, 2008, 12:00 PM
Make sure you buy low density memory. I haven't tried high density before and I'm sure it even says that it isn't compatible. All the cheap prices on ebay are pretty much high density. Also check craigslist.com for local sales. I bought 1gb(2x512) for $10 and recently resold it with a 2gb kit (4x512) for $50 so you can see the highs and lows. I got 2gb (2x1gb) at frys.com for about $18 but that's after a rebate. The promotion already expired though. Expect to pay around $20-30 for a good quality name brand 1gb module.
Nov 26, 2008, 04:12 PM
Yeah, I have two high quality and warrantied 1 gig chips that are guarantted for Powermac g5's dual processors like yours. PC 3200 ram. Best I could do would be 60 shipped since I paid 80 shipped. They are unused and brand new. I would trade you for your 2 gig chips for the Powermac Dual cores.