Need some RAM buying advice...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by MrClark, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2003
    Hi, I recently purchased a Power Mac Dual G4 1.25, Jaguar OS, 256mb RAM System. Unfortunately 256mb of RAM isn't much to run my photoshop 7 applications as keeping up with Jaguar's demands.

    I am not sure on what kind of memory I should buy. I'd like to upgrade to about 1GB RAM. I have seen so many different types of RAM offered at different Hz's, etc... :confused:. Could someone guide me on what type of RAM I should purchase that would help deliver optimal performance for my applications? There are a wide array of brands out there, and I'm not sure on which competitor is good. Economical is great too, but I don't know if both can fall into the same sentence. :) Thank you for your time! :cool:

  2. macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    i'd check out

    they generally have pretty good prices (not always best, but probably only 10 bucks or so more)... and it says exactly which machines the ram works with.

    go there, click on memory, then choose the top memory type (ddr)... and then scroll down to the listing for your machine. they also have a lifetime warranty, and as far as i know, are of pretty good quality. is also one i've used.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2003
    Hey thanks for your insight.... I will check it out. Sorry for being ignorant, but DDR RAM is the best type of memory to purchase? I've noticed speeds from ~100Hz-400Hz out... Also is PC DDR RAM ok for my dual G4? Thanks for the help.... and oh yes, jello shots do rule man!!!! :D
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    Confused about what RAM to get?

    Check out the memory selector at:
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    Your mac needs DDR ram, which is the same type of memory used in pcs. Just be sure to get 333Mhz or faster ram (400Mhz ram doesn't make any speed difference but will still work in your computer). It might also be a good idea to get name brand ram so that you're less likely to get wierd memory problems.

    Hope that helps
  6. macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2003
    For all RAM issued questions, take a look at It's a nice place to start, and a great place to compare prices. has some deals too !

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