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Installation memory problem mac osx g5

When I turned it on after instolletion of 4Gb RAM memories, It bibs, flashes, then goes on high speed. What should I do?

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Did you install the RAM correctly?
The RAM needs to be installed in matched pairs in a G5. There ar 2 banks of RAM slots. Ram should be installed from the centre outwards. (i.e bottom slot of the upper bank and top slot of the lower bank). Then move on to the next pair.

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