Question about RAM

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by billyergs, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. billyergs macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Sorry, this is a newbie question. I understand that RAM on G5's have to be installed in pairs. I'm planning on buying a G5 from Apple with the standard 512 megs of RAM (2 x 256 sticks?) Then I want to purchase 2 x 1 gig sticks of RAM from another vendor. Will this work in combination with the 2 x 256 sticks? I want to keep as many slots open as possible so that I could upgrade to even more ram in the future. Thanks.
  2. AstroManLuca macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2005
    Yeah that works fine. You only have to use matching pairs - the different pairs don't have to all be the same too.

    Last Mac to require RAM to be installed in quads was, ironically, the Quadra line. I think. It had 16 RAM slots and you had to install it in groups of four. But that was more than ten years ago.
  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    You should be fine doing that. Just make sure to get the right kind of ram.

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