Thanks for the posts and suggestions on the RAM. However, the continuing saga . . . continues . . . . Large box arrived before I went for my Tues bicycle ride . . . back a couple hours later, I immediately slash the box open and rip the large silver square out of the sprayed foam . . . and I slammed it onto my desk . . . forced the side panel off its hinges . . . and, everything looks "OK" inside . . . couple of tiny RAM slots, etc.
Power cord looked too short . . . ??? I joyfully detached the VGA display connector from the back of my now no longer useful PM ST and looking for a similar looking plug on the back of the now dented rear panel, from me smashing the VGA connector into any and all orifices . . . ???? SOL once again . . . in a rage I threw the bloody machine out my window . . . it's almost Summer here, so air conditioner natural wise will be fine.
So, when I ordered the View Sonic display for the olde Power Mac Sawtooth I just went with the stock/supplied VGA item; it appears that VGA is "not supported" by the mid-2012 MP, and I need some other cord?? Or is there a VGA to "what the heck" adapter plug item??
Looks like the "pleasure" is going to have to be delayed for a few days??? I have something that either came with my G4 iBook or the MBPro that looks like "VGA" (can't tell if it's "male" or "female" VGA) to a small "rectangle" with some pins inside it, but that rectangle end also seems too large for the video ports on the back of the MP . . . .
It also might appear that the FW ports are still "plugged" over and weren't used?? Can't tell if they are the same type as my MBPro.
Anyway, question is what is easiest cheapest way to get the display connected . . . ??? And, then I'll try to look over the RAM choices, trying to make it a one time choice . . . . Looks like the ST is going to have to soldier onward for a little while longer.
[Edit: Thinking about it for a minute, I'm thinking that getting a View Sonic cord with the possible correct to computer end, might be handier than some VGA adapter??? The access to unscrewing the VGA mount on the ST is now blocked by the "Silver Shadow" . . . so it's easier to just unplug the display end . . . for switching back and forth between the two units. I still want to do PPC linux testing on the ST, so it isn't going to total retirement. I'll have to look into what I didn't buy when I got the display . . . see if anything seems to make sense.]