Ram?

Rickay726

macrumors 6502
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Dec 29, 2005
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New Jersey
i want to buy more ram for my imac g5. it only has 512 and i was looking to upgrade to maybe 2gb? or one and half. im going to be running programs like light room. and final cut express/ pro. along with adobe suit.

im not sure how many slots my imac has.. i think its only 2, is there any way i could have more then just 2gb of ram? im willing to spend a resonable amount of money.nothing more then 250, becasue im also thinking about buying an external harddrive for all my film.
 

elisha cuthbert

macrumors 6502a
Feb 25, 2006
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Melbourne
Rickay726 said:
i want to buy more ram for my imac g5. it only has 512 and i was looking to upgrade to maybe 2gb? or one and half. im going to be running programs like light room. and final cut express/ pro. along with adobe suit.

im not sure how many slots my imac has.. i think its only 2, is there any way i could have more then just 2gb of ram? im willing to spend a resonable amount of money.nothing more then 250, becasue im also thinking about buying an external harddrive for all my film.
not as far as i know
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
Eidorian has it right

You need to specify which iMac G5 it is you own

The first iMac models have 2 sockets for PC3200 DDR DIMMs, and can go to a max of 2 Gb

The iSight model has 512 MB soldered on and one socket only. This socket can take a 1 Gb or a 2 Gb DDR2-533 DIMM like the dualcore G5 towers.

If the iSight model, your video and graphics programs will benefit from the extra Gb between 1.5 and 2.5; but you will have to reconcile yourself to the cost.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 

Rickay726

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 29, 2005
341
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New Jersey
CanadaRAM said:
Eidorian has it right

You need to specify which iMac G5 it is you own

The first iMac models have 2 sockets for PC3200 DDR DIMMs, and can go to a max of 2 Gb

The iSight model has 512 MB soldered on and one socket only. This socket can take a 1 Gb or a 2 Gb DDR2-533 DIMM like the dualcore G5 towers.

If the iSight model, your video and graphics programs will benefit from the extra Gb between 1.5 and 2.5; but you will have to reconcile yourself to the cost.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com

how much do u think a 2gb one stick would run me? and where is the cheapest place to get it?
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
Rickay726 said:
how much do u think a 2gb one stick would run me? and where is the cheapest place to get it?
Assuming you have the iSight model...

If you are in the USA $249 or $289 at Data Memory Systems
Other MR readers like OWC (MacSales) and Crucial

There are undoubtedly cheaper places to get it, but none I know of that test on Macs, give a compatibility guarantee, have a no cost return if it doesn't work, and excellent service.

(PS: there have been many, many threads recommending where to buy Mac memory, a forum Search is a wonderful tool.)