iMac G4 1GB Memory

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    rjcalifornia

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    Ok, so I want/must get the right type of RAM memory for my iMac G4 700Mhz

    Which one I have to get? Any link? I know about RAM but I just don't want to get the wrong type and waste my money.

    BTW I got all of my previous ibook/iMac RAM memory sticks from very old HP/IBM laptops and Xerox printers, so it's my first time buying a RAM memory for a mac :)
     
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    You want one stick of 512MB low density PC-133 laptop sized and one stick of 512MB low density PC-133 desktop sized, for a total of 1GB.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    Depends on if you are getting RAM for the inner or outer socket.

    Both use PC133 SDRAM, outer uses SO-DIMMs, inner DIMMs. Try the Crucial memory finder.
     
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    rjcalifornia

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    Thanks! Thanks! :eek:

    So, I cannot use a 1GB memory stick for the outer socket?
     
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    You can try, but you'd need to manufacture one first ;)
    1GB PC 133 SODIMM is like a Powerbook G5.
     
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    oh I see
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    OWC is good, but with RAM, it really is all the same with the name brands, and probably brand-x RAM as well. As long as the RAM you purchase is compatible, you probably are well off.
     
  10. rjcalifornia, Jan 26, 2013
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    Will this work?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1GB-MEMORY-...9440439?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item2ec5590237

    or this one?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X-512MB-D...1354557?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item43b81777bd

    Also, I forgot I had an old Xerox printer in my storage room. It had a 256 MB RAM so I took it out and put it on the iMac G4 and it is working properly once again. It even passed the RAM Test! Man I love Xerox printers!
     
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    No, that ram is for the DDR model iMacs. You need PC-133.
     
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    Ok, man :(

    hmm.. see, I went with ebay because of International shipping. So I think I just need a 512 MB RAm...
     
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    I purchased the memory in my iMac from OWC, and I haven't had any issues with it whatsoever.
     

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