Dual 1.8GHZ Power Mac G5: how far can it go?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by xplod850, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. xplod850 macrumors newbie


    Dec 13, 2007
    i picked up a Dual 1.8ghz Power Mac G5 for free this past weekend. i runs great but i only has a single gig of ram. its part number (M9454LL/A) says it can only take a maximum of 4 gigs of ram via 1x4 slots. just wondering if anyone has put more into one of these, or if its not worth my time.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I worked on a PowerMac G5 1.8 GHz with 8GB RAM last year, so it seems possible.

    But looking at MacTracker I'm not so sure anymore.
  3. xplod850 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 13, 2007

    there are a couple of differant versions of it, some of the previous single 1.8s supported 8 gigs, but for mine it says 4... i want more!!!!
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Nope you're stuck with only 4gb. I had that same machine though and with 2GB+ and it will fly. I actually had both models, the one with 4 slots and the other with 8 slots. Oh and a better video card besides the stock FX.

    DDR memory is still kinda expensive though for the name brand stuff. Good luck on that. You got yourself a nice computer.
  5. xplod850 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Dec 13, 2007

    great thanks for finalizing that for me, ill order it tonight then
  6. Abidubi macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2009
    If you want it as fast as it can be, you want 4 gigs of ram, a X800/X850 or nvidia 6800 and 2 big fast HDs. You can also buy an attachment to install 3 more HDs inside if you buy a PCI HD expansion card.
  7. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    If you only need 1 DVI and can live with second monitor port being VGA, go with an Nvidia 7800GS. (Ebay)

    They are CHEAPER than OEM X800/X850/6800 and can run circles around them.
  8. frimple macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2008
    Denver, CO
    I came to this thread thinking it was about how far you could throw one...:p
  9. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    When I got my G5 it came with 2GB, which was actually fine. I upgraded it to 6 because I had some extra ram after a PC upgrade, but it never uses more then 3GB.

    I would say 2 or 3 is fine, don't waste your hard earned money on 4GB (unless its really really cheap).
  10. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    How'd you manage to get a Powermac G5 for free??!

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