pc133 in beige

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Will pc 133 Ram work in my beige g3? My friend has a couple sticks of ram around, but i don't want to mess up my motherboard or his ram. Thanks


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    gargoylegargoyle Posts: 660member
    Not too sure, I think they took PC-66 or PC100. I doubt if you will fry either tho if you try 133. It prolly just wont run properly.

    You might get some more from the apple KB. http://www.info.apple.com/support/applespec.html
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    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    I think I have a stick of 133 ram in my Beige, but it was a long time ago since I added ram and I don't remember exactly what it was. I think when it comes to ram, it has to meet the minimum requirements (Same voltage, pins, ect.) or be faster. However, this fast ram will not boost speed compared to normal ram.
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    galengalen Posts: 46member
    Ya, i'm not trying to boost my speed. I just want to know that my motherboard, and my friend's ram will be safe from harm. Thanks
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Yes it will be fine...

    ALL pc 133 ram can, and will, work as pc 66 or pc 100. Your ram will be fine... there is a chance that your Mac will not like the ram... just take it out if your mac acts up... no damage will be done...

    Relax and enjoy the RAM upgrade.
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    galengalen Posts: 46member
    the pc133 runs fine, so far. What is a program that i can use to test the integrity of the data flowing through? 640 megs is nice, but it doesn't help osx on this 233 G3. Oh well. back to 9. What program will read the CPU temp in osx? thanks.
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    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Faster RAM is a good thing if you ever want to overclock the bus, some of the old PC66 wont work @ 83MHz.

    I don't think that the beige G3's can recognize sticks of RAM larger than 256MB, right? Or they just won't recognize all of it... Also some issues with chip densities.
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