4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2008 4:55 AM by prodikey
prodikey Level 1 Level 1
after read up article (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=5) I confuse what is the maximum memory i can upgrade?

If maximum is 1GB , i should use 1GB RAM or 2x512MB ?
if maximum is 2GB, i should use 2x1GB or 4x512MB ?
& they are using PC100 or PC133 RAM?

My Mac model is M5183, info i get from back panel:
450MHz/MP/1M cache/DVD-V/128MB SDRAM/HD 30G
What the DVD-V mean ?

Thanks

M5183, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
Reply by Texas Mac Man on Jan 6, 2008 5:42 AM Helpful
+If maximum is 1GB , i should use 1GB RAM or 2x512MB ?+

2x512MB

+if maximum is 2GB, i should use 2x1GB or 4x512MB ?+

4x512MB

+& they are using PC100 or PC133 RAM?+

The Mac initially came with PC100RAM. PC133 RAM will also work, but at PC100 speeds.

 Cheers, Tom
Reply by Don Archibald on Jan 6, 2008 6:26 AM Helpful
Hi, prodikey -

The designation of M5183 is not an absolute identifier - it identifies the form factor rather than the specific model.

The machine speed of 450MHz clarifies it somewhat - if it has a single processor, it is a G4 (AGP) model; if it has dual processors, it is a G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) model.

In either case the machine has a max RAM capability of 2.0GB, using four 512MB modules.

OS 9 is limited to using a max of 1.5GB of RAM, but OSX can use all 2.0GB.

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  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8
    +If maximum is 1GB , i should use 1GB RAM or 2x512MB ?+

    2x512MB

    +if maximum is 2GB, i should use 2x1GB or 4x512MB ?+

    4x512MB

    +& they are using PC100 or PC133 RAM?+

    The Mac initially came with PC100RAM. PC133 RAM will also work, but at PC100 speeds.

     Cheers, Tom
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10
    Hi, prodikey -

    The designation of M5183 is not an absolute identifier - it identifies the form factor rather than the specific model.

    The machine speed of 450MHz clarifies it somewhat - if it has a single processor, it is a G4 (AGP) model; if it has dual processors, it is a G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) model.

    In either case the machine has a max RAM capability of 2.0GB, using four 512MB modules.

    OS 9 is limited to using a max of 1.5GB of RAM, but OSX can use all 2.0GB.
  • prodikey Level 1 Level 1
    Tom,
    thanks for the reply.
    so what is DVD-V mean ?
  • prodikey Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks Tom, finally i installed a brand new Mac on my G4.

    thanks