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Wilson
Sep 18, 2004, 11:12 PM
I have a Rev A. Dual 2.0 G5 and I'm looking to get some extra ram. Does anyone know if the ram that comes in the machine is Samsung? If it is, then I guess there would be nothing wrong with getting two extra sticks of 512MB of Samsung ram.

If someone can give me some feedback here, that would be great.

Thanks.

Chaszmyr
Sep 19, 2004, 12:40 AM
As long as the RAM's specs are right it doesn't matter who manufactures it.

For getting extra RAM, i would strongly recommend Crucial (http://www.crucial.com)

Wilson
Sep 19, 2004, 02:29 AM
I'm planning to get the SAMSUNG 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM
512MB Module, PC3200, DDR400, 184-pin, OEM Packaging and it goes for $85.59USD at www.ncix.com.

Do those specs look okay for the rev A G5 2.0?

I would buy from crucial but I live in Canada and I believe that they charge extra to ship it over here. Ncix is Canadian and I was having a hard time finding a canadian place to purchase my ram.

solvs
Sep 19, 2004, 03:23 AM
Samsung RAM should be fine, as long as it's good quality DDR 400MHz. Most of the RAM out there is just repackaged Samsung anyway.

Nermal
Sep 19, 2004, 03:40 AM
I always use Samsung memory, since it's the same brand Apple uses. No compatibility problems :)

Chaszmyr
Sep 19, 2004, 04:06 AM
Just make sure you buy it in pairs and that it's non-parity

Abstract
Sep 19, 2004, 07:58 AM
Yeah, if you want 1GB of RAM, buy 2 x 512MB sticks of RAM. Don't buy a 1GB stick and leave the other one empty. I read that filling both RAM slots is better for the iMac, so I'm just going to take a guess and assume that this is also true of the G5 PM.

Chip NoVaMac
Sep 19, 2004, 09:09 AM
I have the Samsung 1gb module from OWC for my PB 12" rev. B, and no problems. OWC service was great, and knowledgeable.

makisushi
Sep 19, 2004, 12:04 PM
Samsung manufactures solid memory. Go for it.

Wilson
Sep 19, 2004, 08:10 PM
Just make sure you buy it in pairs and that it's non-parity

How would I know if it's non-parity? The only information about the ram is this "SAMSUNG 512MB PC3200 DDR400 184PIN OEM
512MB Module, PC3200, DDR400, 184-pin, OEM Packaging".

Do you think it's safe to buy two of these?

Thanks for all your replies.

Chaszmyr
Sep 20, 2004, 12:04 AM
I think it should be fine