Quad Power Mac Memory

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Xephian, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    United States
    What's the best RAM for the Power Mac Quad? I've been thinking of getting 2GB RAM (2x1GB PC-4200), but don't know which brand. Is this memory good? Or should I try to get something else that's not "Value RAM"?

    Also, would it be okay to use 2x1GB sticks with the included 2x256MB sticks for a total of 2.5GB RAM?
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    I recommend you look for a reputable dealer who tests and guarantees compatibility of their Mac RAM with your Mac, offers a lifetime warranty and a no-cost return on it if it doesn't work.

    The Corsair ValueSelect DDR-2 is IMO a low-cost module and I don't recommend it. Neither Corsair nor NewEgg guarantee compatibility.

    You install memory in matched pairs, but you can mix pairs, so 2 x 256 and 2 x 1 Gb is fine.

    If you are in the USA, I recommend Data Memory Systems at $89 each

  3. GreenDice macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2005
    I just took out the original 1GB RAM modules (2x512MB) from my new dual-core 2.3GHz Powe Mac. Planning to sell it. Send me a PM if you are interested.

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