iMac RAM ?

poofusnoof

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 22, 2007
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I'm A Michigander
So I just got a Mac..(iMac G3-400MHz--10GB HD)
And I HAVE to upgrade the memory, since it is running Tiger and it only has 128 megs of memory on it!
I went to the system profiler thing and it says that i have 2 - 64 meg ram sticks. But one of those ram sticks is ECC..and the other is non-ECC, i guess...since it doesnt say ECC.
I just ordered RAM online..non-ECC.
I wanted to keep one 64 meg of mem in it..should i keep the ECC or Non-Ecc RAM?
 

mathwhiz90601

macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2007
367
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SoCal... wannabe Canadian
So I just got a Mac..(iMac G3-400MHz--10GB HD)
And I HAVE to upgrade the memory, since it is running Tiger and it only has 128 megs of memory on it!
I went to the system profiler thing and it says that i have 2 - 64 meg ram sticks. But one of those ram sticks is ECC..and the other is non-ECC, i guess...since it doesnt say ECC.
I just ordered RAM online..non-ECC.
I wanted to keep one 64 meg of mem in it..should i keep the ECC or Non-Ecc RAM?
ECC is better than non-ECC, but better try it out and make sure it works right.

BTW, how much did you pay for your "new" iMac?
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
ECC is not better than non ECC -- the iMac cannot utilize the ECC function of the RAM at all - it essentially shuts it off and uses only the first 8 bits.

You would be best to remove the ECC module as it is out of spec for that machine,