what order should RAM be in?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by NSiebenmor, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. NSiebenmor macrumors member

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    I just bought a powermac and two 1 gig sticks from crucial. I'm curious, does it make any difference what order the sticks are in. Should the larger sticks be in slots 1 and the smaller ones in the following? Can it change the speed at all if the smaller 256 sticks are in slots 1? thanks for the help.

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  2. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't make any difference.
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The PowerMac G5 needs the RAM to be paired.

    So if slots 0 and 1 are occupied, you need to stick your new RAM into either:
    2 and 3
    4 and 5
    6 and 7
    not a mix and match deal.
     
  4. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that's what the question was. I think NSiebenmor wanted to know if it was better to put the larger chips in the first accessible slots or leave the pre-install RAM in those and add the 2 x 1gb chips in the next 'outer' slots. Hard to explain!
     

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