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Apple Training Series: Desktop and Portable Systems, Second Edition by Peachpit Press

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In this section, we'll discuss some of the fundamental components of a Power Mac G5, with the aim of assessing where and why things most commonly go wrong. Remember, most of the information applies to most Power Mac G5 models, but the exact procedures may vary from model to model.

DDR Memory

In the Power Mac G5, you must install PC3200/400 DDR-SDRAM dual inline memory module (DIMMs) in pairs of equal size and speed. Memory from older Macintosh computers is not compatible. Do not try to install non-DDR memory; it will not fit in the DIMM slots and could cause damage.

The computers ship with a minimum of 256 MB of RAM, provided by a pair of 128 MB DIMMs installed in the two DIMM slots marked “1.” You can add DIMMs, provided ...

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