733mHz Quicksilver RAM Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kildraik, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    So, I have recently inherited several computers. First, and iMac G4 4,2 (15", 800mHz, 512 of internal ram with the extra slot empty, pre usb 2.0) and a beautiful first generation Quicksilver. 733mHz, 17" LCD Studio Display, etc.

    Now, In my research, the PM needs PC133, 168 pin, 3.3v, etc SDRAM.

    I want to put in an extra 1GB, as it already has one DIMM of 256mb (And the max is 1.5gb). My questions are these:

    I am looking on ebay. Does this ram HAVE to be low density?

    And if it Has to be low density, and I find low density, as I have, just in case, if the product page fits all requirements but still says it's not for an Apple, will it really not work? I mean, it's just hardware.

    Thanks for your help!

    Will
     
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040

    666sheep

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    Yes, it should be low density RAM. I'm using mostly "non Apple" RAM and it works perfectly with QS. I can recommend Kingston KVR and KTA series, Crucial/Micron and Hynix sticks (all non ECC ofc). Samsung branded also are good. CL not matters. Don't buy "no name" memory - most of them will not work.
     
  3. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    Should I always buy new, even if guaranteed against DOA?
     
  4. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    New is surely better (warranty etc), but if you plan to buy used ones, try to grab brands that have lifetime warranty (like Kingston does).
     

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