RAM Recommendation for Imac G5

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  1. Bozola macrumors regular

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    Polling to see what is the 'recommended' amount of RAM for an iMac g5.

    512? 1 or 2?
    one stick, two sticks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    just depends on what you want to do with your imac???
     
  3. VooDooPope macrumors member

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    I have a question I posted in another thread but I'll post it again here to cover my bases...

    Would my new iMac (which finally got shipped) run faster with 2 x 512 chips running in dual channel or with 1 512 stick and 1 gb chip?
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    It all depends on what you are going to do with it. 512MB is OK, 1GB would be the best to aim for, unless you are doing heavy photoshop or video work. The most cost effective option would be for two 512MB chips. If you tell us what you plan to use the computer for we will be able to give you better guidance.
     
  5. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    well it would run better with 1.5gb ram than 1 gb...

    but i have heard its better to run the new imacs with dual channel so better than to have 2x512 than a single 1gb
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The iMac doesn't support dual channel. What it can do is make the memory access (or something like that, can't remember the technicalities) 128-bit if you have matching pairs (2x256, 2x512, 2x1024 :eek: ). Otherwise it's 64-bit.
     

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