About to buy some RAM... help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kjs862, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. kjs862 macrumors 65816

    kjs862

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    I'm about to buy some RAM, but I can't figure out which model duel 2.0 ghz powermac g5 I have. Is there a way to get the model number of the machine, think its a number that starts with an "M". Also I read the guide about buying RAM and they recommend a few people. I just realized DMS is a lot cheaper than crucial.. any comments to that?

    Ken
     
  2. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    Your computer takes PC3200 184 pin ddr sdram. Crucial makes really nice ram, very robust and it always costs a few dollars more.
     
  3. w0ngbr4d macrumors regular

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    I just picked up a Corsair ValueRAM 2 GB kit (1GB x2) from newegg. Its cheaper than Crucial. Many would say that the quality is subpar, but I have yet to have problems with it.

    -w0ngbr4d
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    What you need to know is whether you have a Dual Processor G5 <Oct. 19 2005, or a Dual Core G5 > Oct 19 2005

    Dual Processors require PC3200 DDR DIMMs in pairs
    Dual Core require DDR-2 533 MHZ DIMMs in pairs

    You should be able to find the M####LL/A model number on the serial number plate on the back kof the machine.

    DMS is a good choice in the USA.
    Corsair does not guarantee compatibility of their Value Select series with Macs.


    My recommendation is to buy from a reputable dealer who guarantees compatibility with your model Mac, offers a lifetime warranty and a no-cost return if it does not work.

    Thanks
    Tervor
    CanadaRAM.com
     

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