RAM dilemma/OS change

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by robinduncan, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. robinduncan macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2005
    one quick question:
    I have an iMac DV (G3-400)
    I want to get more RAM, to stick in my "two banks of one slot"
    I currently have two modules, one in each of my two slots, both PC100 (one is 64MB and 100MHz - and I guess the other is the same, cause I have 128MB in total).

    If I buy a module with 256 or 512MB will it be ok to put it in with one of the 64MB ones? The Crucial website gives conflicting information about whether it is always necessary to have your two modules identical in size.

    Another slightly more complicated question...
    I'm considering forgetting my projected Jaguar upgrade and getting Linux Ubuntu. Do you think the memory upgrade will help/be necessary for this purpose...? Any other thoughts? My main computer use will be word processing (switching files between my Mac and Microsoft Word for Windows), photos and music. (By the way, anyone know if it is difficult to find CD burners compatible with Linux?)

    Hope that's not too much...
    all thoughts/replies very gratefully received,
  2. robinduncan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2005
    45 views and 0 replies... was it something I said..?
  3. DevilsRejection macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2006
    i think you can sell that machine for 100 bux and put it towards a 300 dollar used mac mini on ebay

    that's just my idea
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Everymac says your machine supports up-to 512Mb of RAM (probably in 2x256 configuration).

    Your machine does not support dual-channel RAM so you do not need to have matched sizes.

    As your machines total support is for 512Mb there is a good chance the maximum it supports on a single stick is 256Mb. Can you buy 2x256Mb instead of 1x512Mb?

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