Can i get more than 2 Gb of ram on my intel imac g5

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  1. Tibbse macrumors newbie

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    Can i get more than 2 Gb of ram on my intel iMac g5 idd be very grateful of help :) :)
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Your iMac is either a G5 (PowerPC) or and Intel. They are different processors, so you have one or the other. All iMacs only have 2 RAM slots. In order to get more than 2 GB's into it you need to use 2 GB RAM sticks. They can be expensive for the G5, and I have not seen any for Intel. Two GB should be enough, though. Why do you want more?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Plus, I'm pretty sure the memory controller on these machines only runs to 2GB which means only 2GB would be recognised, even if you had 4GB-worth of chips installed. :eek:
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The rev. C iMac G5 - there is no such thing as an "Intel iMac G5" - was able to take 2.5GB with 512MB built-in and a 2GB SO-DIMM in the RAM slot.

    This configuration cost a fortune though, 2GB SO-DIMMs are very bloody expensive.

    So which do you have?

    An iMac G5 or an iMac Core Duo?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's a good point. The last of the iMac G5s could indeed have 2.5GB of RAM. :)
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Score update:

    mad jew 96,127
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    Looks like I might beat the spread after all...:D
     
  7. ModestPenguin macrumors 6502

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    God Damn, After I lost faith in you chundles, i put my money on the jew. But no. You had to win this time...

    F**k Karma.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's like golf, right? I've taken 96,127 attempts compared to Chundles' single winner. :p
     
  9. Tibbse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry

    ok im sorry its a intel imac i just wonderd if you could get more. thanks for all your help :) :)
     
  10. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry bud, you just can't have both. :)

    I had to say that, even though it's been pointed out.
     
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  12. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Did you even read all the posts. He corrected himself one post above yours.
     
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