WTF is up with Pny memory??

mocman

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I went to comp usa today and seen that they had 1gig pny mem for power mac G5 only ram. I got home and it only reads 512mb?? I had 512mb installed and took it out and replaced with the new and still only reads 512mb. I got it for $120.00 when I get my rebate back.
Anyone know what I should do????Thanks in Advance......
 

mocman

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Yea I have always had good luck with pny mem. I just hate it because I live 60 miles away.....
 

starsearcher

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Go to one of those local hardware/software computer stores.. and buy chocolate with the money you saved.
 

Bear

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Memory for the PowerMac G5 has to be added in matched pairs. If you mix a 256MB module and a 512MB (or 1 GB) module in the same pair, the system with still only show 512MB total.
 

mocman

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My G5 shipped with 2-256mb sticks. Today I installed the 2-512mb stick which came in the same pack.
I should have 1.5 gig of ram........urgggggggggg
 

Bear

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mocman said:
My G5 shipped with 2-256mb sticks. Today I installed the 2-512mb stick which came in the same pack.
I should have 1.5 gig of ram........urgggggggggg
Did you insert the memory properly? And into the correct slots?
 

mocman

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Yea I broke out the manual just to make sure. And tried all other combos to think of. I even pulled the factory 2 256mb sticks out and put the new 2 512mb sticks in by themselves and it still only showed them as 2 256mb sticks.........Guess I will have to call and try to swap for more ram. Even though I got the last one in stock today.
 

mocman

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I will call comp today and tell them the deal. I hope they have some more in so that I could at least change it out. At least now I have 1 gig showing up on my powermac and things are a little faster and I really do not know if having 1.5 will tell much diff. Thanks Everyone!!
 

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