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Old March 31, 2009, 11:29 PM
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No, I haven't gone to the dark side, this is for my sister. I don't trust Apple for various reasons... Such as looking up my sister's model (G5) on their site to see what slot type she has. DIMM, they say. "Golly, how swell! I have some spare RAM around here," I say. So I open up the RAM slot and- what. They are so tiny what is this I don't even... ! Turns out they're SO-DIMM, because she has an older revision of the G5 which I can tell by looking in the support database but not the main G5 page since Apple can't be arsed to put a little footnote that they sporadically switched slot types through the years. Great.

So now I guess I'll just have to pick some up from NCIX to save her from her 512mb woes, coz that's the kind o' gal I am, and I have my eyes on a kit of Crucial Renditions. Anyone have experience with Macs and can tell me if it'll work well? It's non-ECC and unbuffered so it should but Macs are notoriously picky. I'd like to know if I can dodge the bullet on buying overpriced Apple Certified~ (insert sparkles).

Thanks, folks.

NCIX.com - Buy Crucial Rendition 2GB 1X2GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667 200PIN SODIMM Memory - RM25664AC667 In Canada.
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Old April 1, 2009, 12:38 AM
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They should work. Generally you'll want low density modules. However most manufacturers don't mention it or not.
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Old April 1, 2009, 07:49 AM
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What model of G5 iMac is it (processor speed).

If I remember right, some of them actually took PC2-4200, and Macs on occasion have a fit when it comes to downclocking the memory.
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