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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Cool iMac G4 1GB Memory

Ok, so I want/must get the right type of RAM memory for my iMac G4 700Mhz

Which one I have to get? Any link? I know about RAM but I just don't want to get the wrong type and waste my money.

BTW I got all of my previous ibook/iMac RAM memory sticks from very old HP/IBM laptops and Xerox printers, so it's my first time buying a RAM memory for a mac
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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You want one stick of 512MB low density PC-133 laptop sized and one stick of 512MB low density PC-133 desktop sized, for a total of 1GB.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Depends on if you are getting RAM for the inner or outer socket.

Both use PC133 SDRAM, outer uses SO-DIMMs, inner DIMMs. Try the Crucial memory finder.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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This is the exact SODIMM RAM from Crucial for your machine.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...700%29&Cat=RAM

Looks like this is the DIMM one you want.

http://www.crucial.com/store/partspe...E=CT64M64S4D75

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This is the exact SODIMM RAM from Crucial for your machine.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...700%29&Cat=RAM

Looks like this is the DIMM one you want.

http://www.crucial.com/store/partspe...E=CT64M64S4D75
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Depends on if you are getting RAM for the inner or outer socket.

Both use PC133 SDRAM, outer uses SO-DIMMs, inner DIMMs. Try the Crucial memory finder
Thanks! Thanks!

So, I cannot use a 1GB memory stick for the outer socket?
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So, I cannot use a 1GB memory stick for the outer socket?
You can try, but you'd need to manufacture one first
1GB PC 133 SODIMM is like a Powerbook G5.
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You can try, but you'd need to manufacture one first
1GB PC 133 SODIMM is like a Powerbook G5.
oh I see
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www.Macsales.com is the best place to order the correct RAM
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www.Macsales.com is the best place to order the correct RAM
OWC is good, but with RAM, it really is all the same with the name brands, and probably brand-x RAM as well. As long as the RAM you purchase is compatible, you probably are well off.
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You can try, but you'd need to manufacture one first
1GB PC 133 SODIMM is like a Powerbook G5.
Will this work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1GB-MEMORY-A...item2ec5590237

or this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X-512MB-DD...item43b81777bd

Also, I forgot I had an old Xerox printer in my storage room. It had a 256 MB RAM so I took it out and put it on the iMac G4 and it is working properly once again. It even passed the RAM Test! Man I love Xerox printers!
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No, that ram is for the DDR model iMacs. You need PC-133.
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No, that ram is for the DDR model iMacs. You need PC-133.
Ok, man

hmm.. see, I went with ebay because of International shipping. So I think I just need a 512 MB RAm...
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Well, I bought this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370482229472...84.m1439.l2649

So, I just have to week 2 or 3 weeks
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I purchased the memory in my iMac from OWC, and I haven't had any issues with it whatsoever.
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