Installing RAM into Powermac G5

NSiebenmor

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Jul 23, 2004
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Savannah GA
I am a newbie who needs help installing ram into a powermac G5. Does anyone know any links I can go to that show pictures with instructions. I'm sure it's easy but this is my first computer and mac. thanks for any help

Nick
 

sparky76

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Jul 2, 2003
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I have done the upgrade myself, and it really is very, very easy. Just be careful to touch a radiator or otherwise ground yourself before touching the RAM. Good luck.
 

iWillard

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Apr 27, 2005
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Staring at a Mac Screen
sparky76 said:
I have done the upgrade myself, and it really is very, very easy. Just be careful to touch a radiator or otherwise ground yourself before touching the RAM. Good luck.
And don't touch the RAM on the gold connectors! Handle it only by the sides! :)
 

NSiebenmor

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Jul 23, 2004
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Savannah GA
Problem! I installed the ram and now when I turn it on there is no input on the monitor. The power button just blinks. I took my crucial ram out and put everything back how it originally was and it still won't show any input. Anyone know what's going on?

Nick
 

davizod

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Apr 27, 2005
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make sure the ram sticks are inserted are the way in when i upgraded mine, my original sticks didn't show up until i took them out and reinstalled them, and made sure the sticks were all the way in. It takes a little bit of force to get them in all the way.
 

Moof1904

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May 20, 2004
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I had to push very hard to get my PowerMac G5's RAM DIMMS to seat properly. I had a bad DIMM and diagnosing the problem took so many insert/remove cycles that my thumb hurt for days.