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What memory for G5 Quad?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by braindog, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hey guys, just picked up a new Quad today (thanks to tavarni for the heads up), standard config with 512mb ram. Now the question is, what's the best deal out there for DDR2 non-ECC memory in 1GB sticks? I'm from the PC world so I have no clue what to look for. Will Crucial work? OCZ? What brands are good? And what CAS should the RAM be?
    I'm going to put 8gb ram into the machine.
  2. macrumors 68020


    I would go with Crucial. $1K will get you 8GB :eek:
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  6. macrumors 604


    Crucial.com as well, as their RAM selector makes it easy. Their prices are not always the best, I've seen better prices at newegg.com.
  7. macrumors member

    I use pqi on my 2.3 dual-core also. barefeats.com used this memory when they did their benchmark on the dual-core PM G5. No problem so far and the price is right.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    Look in your G5's paper manual. It tells you the exact memory specifications compatible with your Mac.
  9. macrumors regular

    Yes, i have nothing but high praise for crucial.com. You'll be guarenteed RAM that will work, but as noted, they don't always have the best price ...

    But the experience with them is excellent!
  10. macrumors 604



    which is still much better then Apple 9kish for 16gbs!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

    (i woudl rather have a few quad PMs with 1 gb:)
  11. macrumors G3

    Crucial will also run in the 8 to 9K (US) for 16MB of ram for the Quad. The 2MB dimms are still rtaher pricey.
  12. macrumors G5


    Apples and oranges -- your PC RAM is DDR, this is DDR-2. There are no CAS Latency 2 or 2.5 DDR-2 modules available. There are some CAS Latency 3 DDR-2 modules but the jury is out whether the Mac will take advantage of lower latencies.
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