400ddr 2 gig ram chips

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by stuuert, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. stuuert macrumors newbie

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    I have an older g5 tower and was wondering if anyone out there had tried to max out the ram in it. it is a dual processor (2ghz), but only has 4 ram slots. I have 4 gig's of ram currently but I am trying to replace the other two 256K chips with 2-2gig chips. I have tried to find 400ddr 2 gig chips but cannot find them anywhere. Suggestions?
     
  2. krye macrumors 68000

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  3. greenlightracer macrumors member

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    There isn't any. the only 400ddr 2GB sticks are ECC, which are not compatible with our G5's. I just did a bunch of research to try to find out if I could do this myself, and I came across an apple tech note that states that even some xserves g5 won't take 2GB sticks and how to find out if your machine supports them. If I recall correctly, Apple did initially state the G5 would have 2GB stick support, but later documents show the maximum for our machines between 4 - 8GBs.
     

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