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Old Jan 22, 2008, 04:56 PM   #1
rzaroch36
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Need new hard drive for G5 imac...

Imac G5 power pc


what size and style hard drive do I need? any suggestions on model/brand?

Also, i want to put in more ram, what size and style of ram do i need? any place to find it good for cheap?


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Old Jan 22, 2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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If I recall correctly the Hard Drive is a 3.5" format SATA drive.

I had a G5 iMac sometime ago and swapped out the drive for a bigger one myself.

I also boosted the ram, as I recall it uses " dual channel architecture " and I believe you have to install two " matched " memory modules.

For some reason " matched pairs " are expensive but are supposed to be like exact twins when it comes to performance. Having worked in the chip making industry for a while I knew that " matched " pairs were basically just two modules from the same production run.

I went to CompUSA and bought two single modules, BUT, I checked through them all to insure that I had two singles from the same production run.

I believe the RAM Specs are shown in the owners manual, as well should the HDD specs be also.
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