G5 RAM increase
by Rick Davis on Oct 28, 2008 at 5:00:27 pm
I'm looking to increase my RAM in my Dual 2 GHz Power Mac G5. I presently have 1 gig of RAM and am looking to increase it to 3 gig. I'm running Mac OS X version 10.4.7. My research tells me the correct memory to add is PC3200 DDR SDRAM 184 pin DIMM. A local store has PC2700 in stock and is telling me that it will work just as well. This doesn't sound right to me.
The G5 takes regular old cheap PC RAM. When I had a G5 I would get PC memory at Best Buy when it was on sale. Some G5 units do not take advantage of faster memory within its specs, I did buy faster RAM but it listed/defaulted to a slower speed. It worked fine but just don't spent extra on faster memory.