Adding Ram To G3

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  1. CommonMan macrumors regular

    CommonMan

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    I've got a Blue and White PowerMac G3 (Yosimite) and I'd like to beef up the RAM. Is this as easy as it is with PCs? What kind of RAM should I get?
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    1. yes its just as easy
    2. PC 133 -

    hope this helps
     
  3. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    You need to run PC100 or compatible PC133 memory in a Yosemite (B&W)

    No larger than 256mb 168 pin DIMM
    NON-ECC
    UNBUFFERED
    SDRAM
     
  4. ddekker macrumors regular

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    ram

    I own two what look to be identical G3 imacs and upgraded the ram in the first to 256 meg (2 128 meg sticks), then on the second I went with a 256 and a 128, it still only saw total of 256, so I swapped chips around, and the machine number one recognizes the 256 meg stick while machine number one thinks its a 128...odd, but it seems like back when I did it there was an "A" and a "B" style machine in the same generation, so I chalk it up to its old stuff and I just deal with it... they have come a long ways since then, my powerbook rocks, and now its old...lol... check out my other Trials of swithing to a mac on my site..


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  5. CommonMan thread starter macrumors regular

    CommonMan

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    Thanks to ALL

    Thank you everyone who helped answer my question. I will probably go to CompUSA and hope that they have the PC133 memory for a reasonable price.
    I wonder if I can get it for under $25?:)
     
  6. kondspi macrumors regular

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    You can.
    Ask for PC100. It's always B+W compatable, as opposed to some of the other stuff.
     
  7. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure the ram is low-density (16 chips instead of 8), or it will only read 1/2 the ram.
     

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