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Looking for 2 gig DIMMs for Xserve G5

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In Apple's official documentation and other documentation on the Internet say that the Xserve G5, which has eight memory slots, can take up to 16 gigs using ECC memory. In the past I've bought a couple of 2 gig ECC DDR-3200 DIMMs, but they didn't work. Considering how some regular DDR DIMMs don't work in Macs, I assumed it was the DIMMs.

 

Does anyone know what specific kind or of a specific place where one can get 2 gig ECC DIMMs which will work? If I find working ones, I am also inclined to test one in a  PowerPC Mac mini. I always thought that if the mini had 2 gigs, it'd have been perfect, and especially now with a 1 TB 2.5" SATA hard drive in place of the DVD drive.

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Which model? 2004 model I think can only address 8GB, the 2005 model can address 16GB.

 

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"There are two versions of this model (ML/9216A), which shipped from January 6, 2004 to January 4, 2005 with 512 MB of RAM and a CD-ROM drive, and M9743LL/A, which shipped from January 4, 2005 to August 7, 2006 with 1 GB of RAM, a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and a maximum RAM capacity of 16 GB (up from 8 GB in the first configuration)."

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I'm asking if anyone knows of a source of working 2 gig ECC DIMMs for an Xserve G5. Do I need to mention that it's the latest? No, because that's implied - I wouldn't be asking for 2 gig DIMMs for a machine which didn't support them. No need to get testy. Didn't you see the smiley Mac at the end of that?

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I was not testy, just stating a fact. Believe it or not, there are some DUMB people out there. It would not surprise me if someone out there would try to upgrade beyond spec and have issues. And those issues would be exactly what you are having.

 

Good to know you verified the model and motherboard.

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