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bzollinger
Feb 24, 2009, 01:37 PM
I've searched and read every thread I can find pertaining to memory upgrades for the G5. But still am wondering about peoples opinions with a specific purchase.

Can anyone offer any insight as to whether this RAM will work in my Dual 2.0Ghz G5 (4 DIMM slots). It meets all of the specs that I'm aware of and one guy has had success using it in an iMac. The only thing I can't confirm is that it's JEDEC certified. After the rebate the price is right.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145575

Model
Brand CORSAIR
Series XMS
Model TWINX2048-3200C2PT
Type 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
Tech Spec
Capacity 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Speed DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Cas Latency 2
Timing 2-3-3-6
Voltage 2.75V
ECC No
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
Heat Spreader Yes
Features Platinum Heat Spreader
Recommend Use High Performance or Gaming Memory
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts Lifetime
Labor Lifetime



bzollinger
Feb 25, 2009, 05:24 PM
Has anyone got any experience with putting XMS memory in a G5? Help me out if you do. DDR memory isn't cheap these days, but it is a lot cheaper than buying a new Mac Pro!

thanks,
BZ

California
Feb 25, 2009, 08:59 PM
I found that for the G5 that takes DDR memory, you really have to check with the manufacturer to see if it is Mac compatible.

I spent 160 bucks on four gigs for this pleasure.

I know there are exceptions, someone on MR said Fry's memory worked for him, but just do your homework before you buy.

bzollinger
Feb 26, 2009, 01:37 AM
Thanks for the input. I've been wrestling with the idea of paying a premium for memory, but I think that is what it's going to take. I've already "experienced" one purchase.

I guess that's what I get for waiting for a certain memory to get so old that it's out of production. :rolleyes::mad:

Chuck Fadanoid
Feb 26, 2009, 02:59 AM
I've always grabbed the cheapest I can find off Amazon and so far not had a problem. I think I have a mixture of Corsair, Samsung, Infineon in there!

I do have a question: does the fact that it's recognised in System Profiler / "About this Mac" actually mean its accessible to applications? I.e. can the system see it but not use it in some cases?

California
Feb 26, 2009, 04:43 AM
Thanks for the input. I've been wrestling with the idea of paying a premium for memory, but I think that is what it's going to take. I've already "experienced" one purchase.

I guess that's what I get for waiting for a certain memory to get so old that it's out of production. :rolleyes::mad:

I found a seller on eBay. You may be able to talk them down a bit.

You will notice a big improvement with the memory.

OrangeSVTguy
Feb 26, 2009, 09:54 AM
Yeah I bought Crucial 1gb modules off Frys.com at the end of last year because they were having a huge rebate on them. Think they were about $16 each after the rebates.

They worked great in my dual 1.8 G5.

bzollinger
Feb 26, 2009, 10:58 AM
So when you say you're just buying whatever is cheapest are you still talking in context of buying "Mac compatible" RAM?

Or are you just buying whatever RAM you can find that matches the specs of Mac ram?

thanks,
BZ

bzollinger
Feb 26, 2009, 10:58 AM
I found a seller on eBay. You may be able to talk them down a bit.

You will notice a big improvement with the memory.

Could you tell me the name or store name of the seller?

thanks,
BZ

bzollinger
Feb 26, 2009, 11:05 AM
I've always grabbed the cheapest I can find off Amazon and so far not had a problem. I think I have a mixture of Corsair, Samsung, Infineon in there!

I do have a question: does the fact that it's recognised in System Profiler / "About this Mac" actually mean its accessible to applications? I.e. can the system see it but not use it in some cases?

I would check the system monitor and select memory to see what it sees there. That way you can see what is available, being used, inactive, etc....

NIPRING
Feb 26, 2009, 09:21 PM
Newegg has Kingston 2GB kits (2x1gb) for $65. Probably not the best deal on the web, but after a week of searching its the best i've come up with.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134393

Chuck Fadanoid
Feb 27, 2009, 04:22 AM
So when you say you're just buying whatever is cheapest are you still talking in context of buying "Mac compatible" RAM?

Or are you just buying whatever RAM you can find that matches the specs of Mac ram?

thanks,
BZ

The last few times the memory I bought didn't mention Macs at all, the German Amazon site is usually pretty sparse with information. I paid 60-odd Euros for the last lot (2x1GB Infineon), which is cheap by standards over here - maybe they were clearing Infineon stock, cos didn't they go bust, or their RAM making arm at least?

bzollinger
Feb 27, 2009, 12:11 PM
Newegg has Kingston 2GB kits (2x1gb) for $65. Probably not the best deal on the web, but after a week of searching its the best i've come up with.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134393

This is what I ended up doing. It was a little painful because NewEgg.com charges us AK people loads for shipping. Shipping was almost $20! But I'll be in better shape when it's all said and done. Thanks for the input.

bzollinger
Feb 27, 2009, 12:13 PM
The last few times the memory I bought didn't mention Macs at all, the German Amazon site is usually pretty sparse with information. I paid 60-odd Euros for the last lot (2x1GB Infineon), which is cheap by standards over here - maybe they were clearing Infineon stock, cos didn't they go bust, or their RAM making arm at least?

I was thinking this would work but I didn't want to have to return another RAM order, so I just took the plunge. But it's good to know that typically as long as the memory matches the specs it should work.

Maybe someone could chime in that used "spec'd" memory that didn't work?

BZ