PPC G5 - What RAM?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lazyeye, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I had a look at the RAM buying guide (and did a quick search of these forums) but am still a little confused.

    I would like to install more RAM in my G5. What type of RAM do I buy? I have a Dual 2 GHz G5 (I think it's from 2005 - but I just can't remember which model - dual core I think).

    I've attached screenshots for more info.

    I'm confused because it appears that my computer is using the PC2-4200 DDR2 RAM (as outlined for the dual core in the macrumors RAM buying guide), but it also has eight slots (not the "4 slots max" as stated in the guide) of the Dual - processor G5.

    Would really appreciate some advice on this.

    Thanks everyone.:eek:

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  2. macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2011
    Endwell, NY
    The fact that you have DDR2 running in it means you have the Single Processor, Dual Core 2.0 from Late 2005. These had 8 slots of ram.

    The Late 2005's were the only that allowed the use of DDR2. You should be safe purchasing it.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2011

    Yes, Correct.

    You can see more information about the G5 you have here
  4. macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    You have the dual core 2.0 ghz. I have the same logic board, 8 ram slots. Must install in pairs starting from middle going outwards. It can take up to 16gb maximum. There are available 4 gb ram DDR2 PC4200 - 2 x 2gb pairs. RAM freq is 533MHz.

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