Poll: How much memory on your Power Mac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rafacq, Aug 23, 2008.

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How much memory on your Power Mac?

Poll closed Sep 6, 2008.
  1. Less than 1 Gig?

    12.2%
  2. 1<2 Gigs?

    13.5%
  3. 2<3 Gigs?

    8.1%
  4. 3<4 Gigs?

    6.8%
  5. 4<5 Gigs?

    5.4%
  6. 5<6 Gigs?

    13.5%
  7. 6<8 Gigs?

    9.5%
  8. 8 or more Gigs?

    31.1%
  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    Just wondering what is the average amount of RAM people install in their Power Macs?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    #2
    3gb
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    My powermac is getting pretty old, a pm G4 400, AGP, but acting primarily as a file server it still runs quite well. It even runs Tiger. And it holds a 64mb, a 128 mb, a 256 mb and a 512 mb RAM chips, for a total of ~950 MB (it has been slowly upgraded over the years :)). And I still say it is one of the most well-made computers in existence, >8 years old and still going strong.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    Hrududu

    #4
    My dead G5 has 1.5Gb in it, and my faster B&W G3 has 1Gb in it.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    #5
    My main machine.... maxed out 768 MB Beige G3..... 512 MB in a 733 MHz QS, and 512 MB interleaved in a PowerMac 9600 :)
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    monkey86

    #6
    512 x 4 = 2Gb in my G4 FW800 xD
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    MultiFinder17

    #7
    896 megs in my G4/500DP, 768 megs in my G4/400, 96 megs in my 6500/225 :)
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    #8
    1GB on my 1.1GHz PowerPC 750 B/W RevB has 1GB of PC100 RAM.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

    disconap

    #9
    6gb on a PPC G5 dual 2.0 ghz. And it runs great. :)
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    Djmckee

    #10
    829MB in My G4 I think
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Thiol

    #11
    10 GB on the Mac Pro in my signature, but I have to admit that I rarely use more than ~5 GB at a time...
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Lord Zedd

    #12
    3.5GB in my G5.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

    #13
    WTF!?!?!?!?!?

    A MAC PRO'S NOT A POWER MAC!!!!!
    WHAT KIND OF APPLE GEEK ARE YOU?!?!?!?!!???
    YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!!
    YOU'RE NOT DESERVING OF THE APPLE BRAND LIFE STYLE!!!!


    (haha, totally kidding, i just had to say something since you were the first one to mention a non powerpc system :D:D;) )
     
  14. macrumors G5

    leekohler

    #14
    5 gigs in my G5, soon to be 8 and then on to 16 eventually.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

    #15
    Wow! i am surprised at how many people have 8 or more Gigs or memory! I am just bumping mine from 1.5G to 5.5G, but the comments I have heard, is don't expect miracles in performance improvement! If that is the case, why are so many people putting so much memory on their Macs? Games?
     
  16. macrumors 65816

    #16
    video/photoshop work lots of times.

    i don't think games really use that much RAM typically.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

    monkey86

    #17
    4 gig :) all you need for light usage!
     
  18. macrumors 65816

    zmttoxics

    #18
    I have 6, but I actually bought 4 of it for my windows box, turned out the motherboard didn't support 4 sticks of OCZ and it was a major issue. So the G5 for got the ram, and I got a new 4 gig kit for windows box.

    How much do I use on average of the g5? No more then 2. :p
     
  19. macrumors 68000

    disconap

    #19
    To give you an idea, I have 6gb and I usually end up with pageouts after an hour or two. Of course, I work extensively in CS2, ProTools, and Final Cut, sometimes simultaneously, so...
     
  20. macrumors 68000

    TheReef

    #20
    3GB, when working most of it is used. Still have four slots free.
    Right now I've got 7 programs open, 1 Gig free, but can have as many as 15 open when multi tasking.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

    #21
    Which tool is best to check memory usage?
     
  22. macrumors 65816

    #22
    Currently using 2x512MB factory modules and 6x1GB Kingston modules for a total of 7GB.

    I'll likely yank it all out and replace with 4x2GB modules just to have room to grow as needed.
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    TheReef

    #23
    I just use Activity Monitor, found in Applications>Utilities.
     
  24. macrumors 68030

    gibbz

    #24
    removed. I am a retard and didn't pay attention to Power Mac. My apologies.
     
  25. macrumors 65816

    #25
    lol i had a imac g3 350mhz no firewire 60gb hd 192mb and tiger, and gave it away to my aunt and its still running stong even runs garage band :eek:
     

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