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Huy
6th May 2008, 07:24 PM
Hi guys

Sorry for all the questions, I am a PowerMac noob!

Will this RAM work in my PowerMac G4 (Quicksilver) 733MHz?

512MB PC133 SDRAM DIMM 512 MB PC 133 SDRAM 168 PIN NEW - eBay SDRAM, Memory, RAM, Components, Upgrades, Computers. (end time 08-May-08 19:06:34 AEST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/512MB-PC133-SDRAM-DIMM-512-MB-PC-133-SDRAM-168-PIN-NEW_W0QQitemZ150242407114QQihZ005QQcategoryZ14918Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

It is 512MB PC133... it sounds like it is up to spec? I am looking to bump my PowerMac to 1GB or 1.5GB on the cheap.

Thank you all for putting up with my questions! I really have no idea about the G4 towers. Only PowerBook G4s and later Intels. :)

Byrd
6th May 2008, 07:29 PM
Bloody hell that's cheap! I don't think it'll work though - it's "high density" SDRAM, and you need "low density" for your QS. High density RAM is cheaper to make and only works on a handful of PC motherboards. Macs only like the low density stuff.

There was a thread created a while back on here that discussed high vs. low density modules.

JB

mestevie
6th May 2008, 07:30 PM
All the specs measure up. I have gone for ebay memory where all the specs are right, and have had about 75% success.

At that price not much to lose really...

mestevie
6th May 2008, 07:31 PM
Bloody hell that's cheap! I don't think it'll work though - it's "high density" SDRAM, and you need "low density" for your QS. High density RAM is cheaper to make and only works on a handful of PC motherboards. Macs only like the low density stuff.

There was a thread created a while back on here that discussed high vs. low density modules.

JB

I wonder if thats what was going on with my duds...

Huy
6th May 2008, 07:33 PM
Cheers Byrd! You really know your PowerMacs! :)

I will try to look elsewhere. No rush.

I should have read the eBay description...

"Not compatible to Apple/Mac or Notebook."

Byrd
6th May 2008, 07:35 PM
You'll find it much more expensive, but just try to find the cheapest low-density RAM you can, it should be OK.

JB

Huy
6th May 2008, 07:38 PM
This one looks to be a winner!

LOW DENSITY 512MB PC133 SDRAM 512 MB 32X8 168 PIN - eBay SDRAM, Memory, RAM, Components, Upgrades, Computers. (end time 08-May-08 19:06:41 AEST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LOW-DENSITY-512MB-PC133-SDRAM-512-MB-32X8-168-PIN_W0QQitemZ160236054800QQihZ006QQcategoryZ14918Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

$36 :)

Byrd
6th May 2008, 07:41 PM
yep, that's the one you need. 1.5GB is good for a PPC, which seems to use less RAM than Intel cored Macs.

JB

Huy
6th May 2008, 07:47 PM
What makes it worse is that I had the machine for 2 months (MacBook Black). :(

mestevie
6th May 2008, 07:50 PM
As a proud owner of a powermac G4 let me tell you though, they are a workhorse and still a fantastic desktop running a modern desktop OS over 5-8 years after they were introduced.:):)

Huy
6th May 2008, 07:52 PM
I'm glad I didn't go (too) insane and buy a new keyboard, mouse, LCD monitor... etc to go with the PowerMac!

mestevie
6th May 2008, 07:54 PM
I'm glad I didn't go (too) insane and buy a new keyboard, mouse, LCD monitor... etc to go with the PowerMac!

Do you know me?? How dya know I did that?:)

Renoman
13th May 2008, 08:47 PM
This one looks to be a winner!

LOW DENSITY 512MB PC133 SDRAM 512 MB 32X8 168 PIN - eBay SDRAM, Memory, RAM, Components, Upgrades, Computers. (end time 08-May-08 19:06:41 AEST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LOW-DENSITY-512MB-PC133-SDRAM-512-MB-32X8-168-PIN_W0QQitemZ160236054800QQihZ006QQcategoryZ14918Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

$36 :)

Bought a stick of this, and it turned up today. Out of China obviously, but has Korea stamped on the actual chips...?

Works fine and has added a nice burst of speed to the trusty old Quicksilver ;)