Upgrading RAM in iMac g5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macfan21, May 10, 2007.

  1. macfan21 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I purchased my imac g5 1.8ghz 17'' about a year and a half a go, lately it's been slowing down since I have only 512mb of RAM. I've been looking around for RAM and discovered my computer requires pc3200 ddr400 RAM, what's the difference between purchasing some 40$ 1GB sticks from ebay to the more pricey kingston stuff? Any recommendations would be appreciated, I'm a poor university student :(
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Yes: Do not whatever you do buy PC generic RAM... The iMac G5 is THE most picky Mac made this century regards RAM which does not meet Apple's requirements. Kingston ValueRAM PC3200 will crash and burn on this Mac.

    Actually, I take that back. It's THE most picky Desktop Mac... the first generation Aluminum Powerbook G4 is just as bad with rejecting RAM.

    Anyway: Choose only RAM that the seller tests and guarantees compatibility with your specific model iMac. Bypass the bigbox and discounters, and go straight to a Mac specialist seller. In the USA, the most-recommended firms here on MR are Crucial (use the link at the top of this page) OWC (www.macsales.com) and Data Memory Systems (www.datamem.com). Look specifically for the iMac G5 1.8 RAM from any of these three and you won't go wrong.

  3. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2006
    I went to ramseeker.com and bought my 2GB ram for my iMac G5 from Omni Technologies. Good price and my iMac runs perfectly, and fast.
  4. eji macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2004
    Inland Empire
    I bought the OMNI stuff too. A 1GB stick. It's been great so far. I did have problems, though, with some generic RAM I bought in Germany from DigitalPlanet.de, and incidentally they were complete anus holes when trying to replace it. Just like a lot of retailers in Germany.

    So stick with recommended, lifetime warrantied RAM from retailers with a good exchange policy.

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