RAM upgrade for imac g5?

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  1. lewisweekly macrumors regular

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    Hello, I just got my hands on an old iMac g5 via Ebay. The mac has all your standard specs: 1GB RAM, Intel Core 2 duo etc... But the hard drive has been re-formatted and is now running windows 8. My question is, how much RAM is this device upgradable to? I understand with the older mac OS's you could upgrade to a maximum of 2GB, and a maximum of 3GB with the newer OS's. But what about Windows 8, would it be possible to upgrade to say 4 or even 6GB or would the iMac simply not recognise that amount?

    Thank you

    regards, Lewis W
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's not an iMac G5. Rather, it's an Intel iMac. The G5 iMac's PowerPC, not Intel.

    I think your Mac's a 17", 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo) T2400 Yonah.
    Max RAM: 2GB
    Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600 128MB
    Max OS X version: 10.6.8

    You can only put in 2GB of RAM, maximum.
     
  3. lewisweekly thread starter macrumors regular

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    The mac is running at 2.0 ghz and im not 100% of the graphics card, i believe it to be a late 2006 model. I thought the RAM upgrade amounts varied on mac OS X version?
     
  4. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Maximum RAM amounts are limited by system hardware, not by mac OS X version.
     
  5. lewisweekly thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shame, 2GB upgrade it is then!
     

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