PM G5 RAM should be PC4000 says PC3200U??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sagne5173, May 8, 2005.

  1. sagne5173 macrumors newbie

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    Could someone who uses 1 GB Crucial Ballistix RAM that is PC4000 check their system profiler to what it says the speed of the RAM is? My System Profiler says "PC3200U". Did Crucial rip me off? Shouldn't it say PC4000 if that's what it says on the anti-static label? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry. All that means is that you have faster ram than you need. The G5's use PC3200 so it is registering it as such..

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  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    faster ram will work just fine, just means it slows down to the fastest speed the sytem can go to, the might not have had the 3200 in and gave you the 4000 at the same price, as long as you paid what you agreed, then no worries
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    There's no point in spending extra for high speed (>PC3200) RAM.

    RAM speed ratings are simply the highest speed that the memory is tested and guaranteed to run at.

    It is the motherboard that sets the memory buss speed, not the RAM. The Mac will not utilize the potential speed of the chip.
     

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