can I use PC2-5400 memory in a new quad mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johnpalmer, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. johnpalmer macrumors newbie

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    Have searched and can't find the answer to this question. I have four sticks of DDR2 PC2-5400 memory, which is a tad bit faster than the PC2-4200 that is recommended for the new 2.5GHz quad PowerMac.

    My question is: will this memory work? good idea or bad idea?

    Thanks in advance. Just switching from PC to Mac, and looking forward to it.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Will it blow up the machine? Probably not.
    Will it work? No way to tell without trying, because we don;t know if the SPD settings are appropriate for the Mac.
    Will it be result in faster performance than 533 MHz RAM? Absolutely not.

    THanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    It should work. Wont give you any speed boost though.
     
  4. johnpalmer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, didn't expect to improve speed -- just wanted to know if it was ok/safe since I happen to have the 4 1gig sticks already.

    Appreciate the info.
     

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