Power Mac G4 ram issue + code I don't understand

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by orangejedi, May 4, 2009.

  1. orangejedi macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    I have an old PowerMac G4 (AGP Graphics), which has served me dutifully for a long time.
    However, I recently took all but 128mb of the ram out to temporarily use in other computers, and when I went to put the modules back in, basically none of them worked.
    Here's the deal:
    I have 2 256 modules, and when I put those in my computer, whether individually, together, or with other modules, I get this message on-screen and the computer does not boot:

    localhost:/ root# []

    Similarly, I have 3 128mb sticks, but if i put more than one in the computer at a time, i get the same message. I'm thinking the computer may have some issue with more than 128mb of ram, but why all of a sudden?
    I don't really know anything about code or whatever the computer is trying to tell me.
    If anyone knows what the issue might be, I would greatly appreciate their advice.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
    That computer will take 512mb sticks, up to 2GB ram.

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