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wattsin
May 29, 2005, 09:53 PM
I have a new 14" ibook g4 and I want to add a gig or ram to it...

will this ram work, from what I read I need PC2700 333mhz DDR

Here (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1071019&CatId=0)


Thanks guys


Derek

dmw007
May 29, 2005, 10:14 PM
I have a new 14" ibook g4 and I want to add a gig or ram to it...

will this ram work, from what I read I need PC2700 333mhz DDR

Here (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1071019&CatId=0)


Thanks guys


Derek

Not 100% sure. PC2700 333MHz DDR should be backwards compatible (the current iBooks use PC2100 266MHz DDR). Your best bet is to check the manufacturer's website to make sure the memory is Mac compatible.

Oh and by the way, check out newegg.com for their prices- they tend to be cheaper than tigerdirect.com

CanadaRAM
May 29, 2005, 10:30 PM
Why take a chance on compatibility with generic RAM?

For starters, that Tiger Direct memory in the link is a 184-pin desktop DIMM and won't fit your iBook nohow.

Choose a reputable dealer who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac. Some of the MR posters like Crucial, OWC and RAMjet, I like Data Memory Systems. They are real Mac people and have been in business for 17 years.

$155 for a Gb (the correct RAM for your machine)
http://www.datamem.com/viewcat.asp_Q_C_E_1152

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com

solvs
May 30, 2005, 01:31 AM
Why take a chance on compatibility with generic RAM?

For starters, that Tiger Direct memory in the link is a 184-pin desktop DIMM and won't fit your iBook nohow.

Choose a reputable dealer who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac. Some of the MR posters like Crucial, OWC and RAMjet, I like Data Memory Systems. They are real Mac people and have been in business for 17 years.

$155 for a Gb (the correct RAM for your machine)
http://www.datamem.com/viewcat.asp_Q_C_E_1152
I just wanted to quote that because it's good advice. I've always had issues with TigerDirect, even before the frivolous lawsuit they filed against Apple. Normally, I'd also suggest Newegg, but I've never ordered laptop RAM from them. Just make sure to read the reviews and spend a few extra bucks for the good stuff with lifetime warranties, which seems to be around the same price. PC2700 should work fine with the iBook, just make sure to get the SO-DIMM, which is for notebooks.

zagato27
Jun 20, 2005, 11:58 AM
Why take a chance on compatibility with generic RAM?

For starters, that Tiger Direct memory in the link is a 184-pin desktop DIMM and won't fit your iBook nohow.

Choose a reputable dealer who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac. Some of the MR posters like Crucial, OWC and RAMjet, I like Data Memory Systems. They are real Mac people and have been in business for 17 years.

$155 for a Gb (the correct RAM for your machine)
http://www.datamem.com/viewcat.asp_Q_C_E_1152

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com


Thanks for the tip. Just bought 512 stick for my wife's iBook. Cheers