Question about RAM


macrumors member
Original poster
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.


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.
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