Power Mac G5 Slow

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Chase817, Nov 24, 2008.

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    Chase817

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    My dad might give me his Power Mac G5 soon, and I've noticed it running very slow. It is running Leopard, it usually has about 20 apps open at a time, and has 512 MB RAM (lol). How much ram should I slap in there to make it take off like a rocket? If you have any good Power Mac G5 RAM deals, then link to them.
     
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    leekohler

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    dmw007

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    Like leekohler has said, you need more RAM & pronto! :)
     
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    California

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    I have some brand new under warranty for Powermac sticks, two matching 1 gig chips. But depends on which Powermac you have?

    these are the DDR regular not DDR2 ram chips.

    Let me know as I literally was going to mail these back to them and get some MacBook ram in exchange.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    512mb LOL. Yeah you need at least 2gb to run decently with multiple apps open at once. What G5 is it? The earlier ones only had 4 slots which max out to 4gb while the later ones had 8 slots and maxed to 8gb. You just missed out on a deal at Frys.com where they had 2gb kit at $15 shipped after mail-in-rebate.

    If I were you, I'd contact California immediately for that memory. She'll give you a good deal and is a good seller/member of this community. Better hurry otherwise I'm gonna have to take her up on that offer :p
     
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    leekohler

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    Correction- the last rev G5 goes to 16 gigs of RAM.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP37
     
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    2GB minimum, 4-6GB recommended.

    I have 1.4GB of ram active (used) just browsing the web and watching a movie. Leopard likes it's ram, the more you give it access to the more it will be happy to use to boost performance.

    You should be able to buy a 2GB kit for $28 and a 4GB kit for $45.
     

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