Possible? 1GB Stick of RAM in Dual 1.25GHz PowerMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Paix247, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I just purchased a Dual 1.25GHz PowerMac G4 on ebay. The seller answered a question about RAM and told me that it has 1x 1GB stick in it. I know there are 4 slots, and a max of 2.0GB total, but can it accept a 1GB stick or is the seller wrong? If it comes with a 1GB stick, it would be cheaper to buy another 1GB stick than it would be to buy 4 512MB ones... so it would be great if this were true.

    Another thing, I just found a review on NewEgg for a 1GB stick that says the following:

    "A friend recommended this brand to me for reliability - it noticeably increased processing speed in my Powermac G4 and is working great so far. Might get another one soon."
     
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    brn2ski00

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    does it matter now (since you already bought it)?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If it didn't matter, I wouldn't have spent my time asking. It matters because I want to buy more RAM before it comes, and I need to know what to buy.

    Thanks.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    The memory controller in that MDD G4 (or ANY G4) won't 'read' RAM chips bigger than 512MB, so he is wrong.
     
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    SmurfBoxMasta

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    TDM21

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    I was under the impression that the MDD PowerMac's memory controller could read 1GB DDR sticks, but can only read a max of 2GB. So you can use either 2x1GB or 4x512MB sticks to reach 2GB.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's the impression I am getting from looking around on forums. I'll just have to wait and see.
     

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