imac g5 installed ram/is it the correct speed?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by xolmusic, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2005
    I managed to look into my system profiler and noticed that the ram that came stocked is pc2 4200 533mhz but i had them add additional ram before they sent it to me, but the extra ram in the system profiler says pc2 4200 - 444? is that 444 a sloer speed, and is that gonaa effect me being able to take advantage of the dual channel memory system, i was told that if you have the sam amount of ram in both slots that the ram bandwith creeps up to the powermac bandwith.

    thanks, i hope i got the right stuff.

    anybody, please reply
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2005
    What do you mean by "creeps up to the powermac bandwidth"?:confused:
    You got the right stuff. :)
  3. macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    If you ahve a PowerMac G5, you can only install RAM in pairs, so you have Dual-Channel by default. No other Mac that uses DDR-2 RAM supports Dual Channel.

    The -444 in your system profiler refers to the Latency values of the module -- CAS Latency of 4 is accurate.

    Note: Best if you tell us which model of Mac you have when posting
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2005
    I have an Imac g5/i sight

    So the "-444" in the description of the ram has nothing to so with the speed as in 533mhz?

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