G5 1GB RAM stick in G4?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Riot_Mac, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. Riot_Mac macrumors regular

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    can you put a 1gb stick in a G4... i remember reading that the G4s max is 4GB but they only sell 512 sticks. I have a dual 1.42 G4. Is this possible?
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Sure should be. 1Gig sticks are coming down in price, I may have to get one and take my TiBook to 1.5Gb some day...
     
  3. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    I think it should work. Low End Mac says here that the 1.42 uses PC2700 RAM. If you use that or faster RAM, I would think you could use a 1 Gig stick. However, I personally wouldn't buy 1 gig DIMMs, because they're about 4 times the cost of 512s.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    According to the hardware specs, 1GB memory modules should work, however, you are still limited to 2GB on the Dual 1.42 - You may was well just buy the 512MB memory and save yourself some money.
     
  5. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    That 2 GB maximum was the theoretical max before 1 GB RAM sticks were released. The PMG4 can handle up to the 4 GB RAM limit of its 32-bit processor.
     

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