iMac G5 concerns

iBook2PowerBook

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Original poster
Oct 14, 2007
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Hey, I just bought an iMac G5 off of eBay.

The specs are as followed:

iMac G5 17" [no iSight]
1.8GHz PowerPC processor
256MB RAM
80GB HD
SuperDrive


I want to know if the 2GB RAM in my Dell XPS 410 will work in the iMac. From pictures I've seen, the sticks look the same.

Also, does this iMac have the ambient light sensor?


Help is appreciated! :)
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I want to know if the 2GB RAM in my Dell XPS 410 will work in the iMac. From pictures I've seen, the sticks look the same.

Also, does this iMac have the ambient light sensor?
No ALS -- this is the first gen iMac G5, middle configuration.

It uses PC3200 memory -- although it is slightly picky about a couple aspects of that memory (not all memory works with G5 Macs), so look up what the Dell uses and figure out if it's compatible.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
The iMac G5 is THE most finicky Mac made when it comes to DDR DIMMs. I would not hold out a lot of hope for the Dell RAM.

Edit: Moot point anyway The Dell uses DDR2 RAM it won't go in any case

Search Results for: Dell XPS 410
Part Number Description
KTD-DM8400B/512 512MB DDR2-667 Module
KTD-DM8400B/1G 1GB DDR2-667 Module
KTD-DM8400B/2G 2GB DDR2-667 Module
KTD-DM8400C/512 512MB DDR2-800 Module
KTD-DM8400C/1G 1GB DDR2-800 Module
 

iBook2PowerBook

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2007
20
0
Ah, I'll just purchase RAM that I know will work.

Anyone know how to open the iMac? I want to add a slightly larger hard drive.
 

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