Macs and Memory

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by AdamIloura, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. AdamIloura macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am pretty new to Macs, but just got a new Dual 1.42 G4.

    The thing is that it only shipped with 512 Mb of DDR 2700 Ram and now I am looking to bump it up to 1.5Gb

    I am quite confused in the fact that some sites are saying that any RAM module from a PC will work, while others (like Kingston Ram site) quote different prices and product numbers for PC and MAC ram modules. I have also heard that there was a problem a while ago with a Firmware upgrade and some RAM Dimms.

    Will any DDR 2700 Ram DIMM work with the G4? or should I buy a specialised DIMM from Apple or Kingston?

    Thanks
    A
     
  2. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Any PC2700 DDR memory should work. However, I would be careful about buying bad RAM. OS X is kind of picky when it comes to the quality of your RAM.
     
  3. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Macs and Memory

    Kingston will be good enough quality to work with the G4, just be wary of buying from no name brands or places that advertise as the absolute lowest price. Remember, you get what you pay for.

    -tazo
     
  4. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Macs and Memory

    Actually, I just got some RAM from Circuit City and it works perfectly (they actually had a good deal, hell hath froze over). $30 for a 256MB SO-DIMM. Much less than Kingston wanted for the same RAM.
     
  5. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Re: Re: Macs and Memory

    I am not saying that no ram that is not by like the top five most reliable places is utter crap, I am just saying that historically, ram from name brands will last longer and cause less problems.
     
  6. AdamIloura thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. tazo macrumors 68040

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    No prob.

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