New RAM needed for Powermac G5 & Laptop

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macall75, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. macall75 macrumors member

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    #1
    I purchased a Powermac G5 in early 2006 and a 2.16 Ghz Intel Core Duo laptop 17inch later that year, Ive never installed any additional ram on these computers, I do graphics and the systems are started to get a bit sluggish as I like to have a lot of programs open at once, what ram would I need for these macs and how much would you recommend I get, Iam in the UK so if anyone knows any good places to get ram, i dont want to go to apple as the price of there ram is ridiculous.
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Depending on what model the G5 is, the earlier ones used DDR(PC3200)while the last revision(Late 2005) used DDR2(PC2-4200). Remember that they also MUST be paired in order for the G5 to even work.

    I think the MBP CD used DDR2 667 memory.

    Sorry I don't live in the UK so I wouldn't know of any local sources but ebay is always a good place to check first. Also check OWC or Crucial are good sources too.
     

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