HELP . Recommend DDRAM Memory for Dual 2Ghz G5

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Aerosyn-Lex, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    BEST REGARDS ALL
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    I was hoping someone might be able to recommend to me
    a good brand of DDRAM memory modules with which to
    upgrade my G5.

    Currently i have a GIG of RAM in my DUAL 2.0 GHZ G5,
    i'm looking to make a bit more functional; for some reason
    i don't find it as fast as it should be...

    where could i find quality compatible RAM?

    and is the installation something i could do,
    i'm fairly proficient in assembling PC's but
    i wasn't sure if the G5 architecture would
    require me to remove a heatsink or cpu.

    MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE

    aerosyn.lex
     
  2. NP3
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    most people here will tell you to go with www.Crucial.com

    I personally would go with www.otherworldcomputing.com

    xlr8yourmac.com did a review a while back with 8GB of ram from them and various places....here's the link:

    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G5/8GB_RAM_Tests/G5_8GB_ram_tests.html

    otherworldcomputing is well known...solid brand...its ram is cheaper than Crucial's is (last time i looked at their laptop ram at least....$100 cheaper for a 1 gig stick). In this case i don't think cheaper is worse....i think Crucial tends to try to sell you "features" you don't really need...(ducks as flames flash by)

    Either one is really good in my experience. Also check this out for more comparison: http://www.barefeats.com/memory.html

    And don't worry about adding it yourself....its the easiest thing in the world....just make sure you put it in straight. (also remember you have to buy the ram in pairs.... 2x512....2x1gig or 4x1gig etc etc no singles) You don't need to remove heatsinks or anything.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DEFINITE THANKS

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    thank you immensely for precisely answering all my questions,
    i think i'll be going with a larger upgrade than expected now
    that i see the prices are so reasonable.

    BEST REGARDS

    aerosyn.lex
     
  4. NP3
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    No problem. :) glad i could help. yes, the more ram, the better.

    by the way....the best spots are 2GBs and 4GBs....the even numbers essentially...known as ram "sweet spots" try to avoid like 1.5, 2.5 etc etc.
     

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