tevion5

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 12, 2011
1,874
1,329
Ireland
Has anybody had success using standard "PC grade" 533Mhz 240 Pin ram in the late 2005 Power Macs? I want to give mine a bit of a boost and being low on funds I was wondering if I really have to buy the proper official stuff from "OWC" or somewhere or could I get away with getting any old stuff on eBay?
 

Lil Chillbil

macrumors 65816
Jan 30, 2012
1,322
96
California
Well I don't know much about the quads, but I do know that I have a g5 dual that has pc ram in it just make sure its not high-density
 

MisterKeeks

macrumors 68000
Nov 15, 2012
1,833
27
Has anybody had success using standard "PC grade" 533Mhz 240 Pin ram in the late 2005 Power Macs? I want to give mine a bit of a boost and being low on funds I was wondering if I really have to buy the proper official stuff from "OWC" or somewhere or could I get away with getting any old stuff on eBay?

As long as it has the proper specs, it will work. It's the same thing.
 

Hrududu

macrumors 68020
Jul 25, 2008
2,225
521
Central US
I've added some used PC RAM in my Quad and haven't seen any issues at all. As long as you don't mix some ECC with Non-ECC, you're good.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.