PowerMac G5 and iMac G5 RAM

zosma

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Looking at the specs for the iMac G5 and the Powermac G5, they both use DDR400 PC3200 RAM. Can anybody confirm if the RAM can be interchanged between the models? I wouldn't want to put in a big order for RAM and not have it work.
 

wdlove

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zosma said:
Looking at the specs for the iMac G5 and the Powermac G5, they both use DDR400 PC3200 RAM. Can anybody confirm if the RAM can be interchanged between the models? I wouldn't want to put in a big order for RAM and not have it work.
Crucial is high recommended by the members here on MacRumors. They also have a lifetime warranty. When it comes to memory its best to play it safe. You should select the link above to Crucial RAM and follow the, "Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool." Then you will get the proper RAM for your Mac.
 

debroglie

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sjpetry said:
I got my memory from here.

It is the cheapest place, and the ram works flawlessly.


You are paying for the name with the other stuff. ;)
I'll second 1-800-4-MEMORY. I've had great experiences with them.

Now to answer your questions, yes (to the best of a my knowledge), RAM is interchangeable between the G5 iMacs and G5 Powermacs
 

topgunn

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sjpetry said:
I got my memory from here.

It is the cheapest place, and the ram works flawlessly.


You are paying for the name with the other stuff. ;)
1GB of RAM for the iMac G5 is $130 at that place. Crucial has it for $120. I would go to newegg here where you can get a 1GB stick for your iMac or Power Mac for around $100.
 

topgunn

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Also, you can use the same memory in the latest iMac, Power Mac, eMac and mini. They all use DDR400 memory.
 

zosma

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Thanks for the replies. I assumed you could interchange the RAM, but it's not wise to make a mass order without knowing for sure. Turns out I'm getting a good enough deal that 3rd party RAM won't save me enough to go that route so I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
 

debroglie

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topgunn said:
1GB of RAM for the iMac G5 is $130 at that place. Crucial has it for $120. I would go to newegg here where you can get a 1GB stick for your iMac or Power Mac for around $100.

I don't know where you got the 130 price from, but here is 1gig of iMac memory at the site for $83.
 

topgunn

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debroglie said:
I don't know where you got the 130 price from, but here is 1gig of iMac memory at the site for $83.
Your link doesn't work for me. I got the price by going to the company's homepage, clicking on Apple, selecting the iMac G5 2.0GHz 20", clicking next and noting the price of $129.00.

I would love to be able to get 1GB of iMac memory for $83 if you could tell me how you got there.
 

topgunn

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The cheapest I can find any PC3200 1GB RAM sticks at 18004memory.com is just over $100. Am I missing some sort of coupon codes or special deals?