Introduction

Use this guide to replace/upgrade the RAM in your Power Mac G5.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.
  • To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.

  • To avoid being burned, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

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Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.
  • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

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Lift the tab to unlock the side panel. The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.
  • Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.

  • The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

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Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.
  • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

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Locate the front fan assembly.
  • Locate the front fan assembly.

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Pull the fan assembly out; it should slide out easily.
  • Pull the fan assembly out; it should slide out easily.

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Locate the RAM on the Power Mac G5.
  • Locate the RAM on the Power Mac G5.

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Use your thumbs to push the RAM ejector pins to the sides. The RAM module should pop up slightly. The RAM module should pop up slightly.
  • Use your thumbs to push the RAM ejector pins to the sides.

    • The RAM module should pop up slightly.

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Remove the RAM module from the DIMM slot.
  • Remove the RAM module from the DIMM slot.

  • The RAM modules must be installed in pairs, with one module per bank (top and bottom).

  • When reinstalling the RAM, make sure to note the notch on the DIMM slot. This notch needs to line up with the corresponding gap on the RAM module.

When installing new memory, note the orientation of the notch in the row of pins - about two fifths from the front of the computer - in relation to the matching ridge in the slots.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Major thing to note, you must install RAM in pairs. You can't just install one card on the top and not one on the bottom. Pairs start from the center and move outwards.

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