Updating iMac G5 to Leopard, need RAM help.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Choestoe, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Choestoe macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008
    Niceville, Florida
    Hi everyone. I have a iMac G5 with a 1.83 processor and the standard 512MB RAM. I recently decided to upgrade to Leopard and am currently running Panther.

    I definitely want to upgrade my RAM before installing Leopard, preferably to the max 2GB. My problem is that since the 512 is soldered to the motherboard if I installed a 2GB in the available slot it would exceed my computers max. Would that cause any problems?

    I'm also considering just buying a 1GB and getting by with 1.5GB.
    I run the Adobe CS2 suite and Corel Painter IX (which both breathe memory) on my Mac. Would it be worth it to invest the money into an extra .5 gig of memory? Or would I not notice much of a difference between the 1.5GB and the 2GB? Thanks a lot for any input!
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    No - you won't run into any problems. The maximum for your iMac G5 is actually 2.5 GB, not 2 GB. I upgraded my own iMac G5 to 2.5 GB, and the upgrade process was surprisingly easy.

    I would say that going to the max of 2.5 GB for your needs will be well worth it.
  3. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    it wouldn't cause any problems, it just wouldn't use the ram.

    You will see a big increase going from 512 to 2.5GB.

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