Memory for an iMac G5 17" does not fit in 20" model?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bandsearch, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. bandsearch macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Need some advice please. I had been getting some screen issues with my 17" iMac g5 and it was recently replaced with the new 20" model. Somewhat unfortunately, I had bought 1 gig of RAM for the 17" the day before it was replaced, as I thought the issue would be fixed.

    I asked the ASP to move the brand new RAM from the 17" iMac g5 to the 20" he told me that the RAM for the 17" was not compatible with the new 20". That sounds crazy to me - is there anything I can do?

    Also, I've seen some discussions on these forum pages talking about upgrading to 3gigs - is there any real benefit to this? I will be running Logic Pro which is a big application.

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Besides it being a notebook vs. desktop memory problem, the G5 iMac also uses SLOWER memory.

    You can always try selling the G5 desktop memory, and buying a batch of notebook memory for the new aluminum iMac.

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