iMac G5 and memory

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Smallville, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Smallville macrumors regular

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    I had some problems with my iMac G5 recently, but I have Apple Care. I think the problem is fixed, but wanted to share my story.

    I was having problems with the computer freezing and bad pixelation of the screen. Sometimes, the startup screen looked like a video that was being rewound while playing (horizontal bars/stripes, "snow", etc.)

    I read some of the older threads here and found some similar problems and was worried that it was the midplane.

    The Apple techs had me remove a memory stick that was installed at the time of purchase. I had it up to 512 MB.

    It turns out that I had two different brands of memory. The stick that came with the computer is a Micron. The second was a Samsung.

    The tech support guy had me remove the Samsung stick and everything is working fine again.

    So, does brand really matter, or is the Samsung just a faulty stick by coincidence?

    Either way, I was told to take the stick back to the store and get a refund or another stick. I may get the refund and put it toward something else, as I don't see the difference in cutting my memory in half.
     
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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  3. Smallville thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure what comes in them. But I was told to remove the Samsung and everything is fine. Maybe the original was a Samsung and went bad?
     
  4. Smallville thread starter macrumors regular

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    A day later, the iMac is still having problems with pixelation, freezing, etc. The Apple techs advise me to take it in to the local store.
     

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