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Synapple
Feb 20, 2006, 02:19 PM
In my Mac mini system profiler it says DDR SDRAM (PC3200U-30330). On the iBook specs page it states SDRAM DDR 333.

Dumb but quick: will it work?

Thanks :)



Eidorian
Feb 20, 2006, 02:21 PM
The Mac Mini uses DIMM memory while the iBook uses SO-DIMM. It won't fit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SO_DIMM

e˛Studios
Feb 20, 2006, 02:22 PM
In my Mac mini system profiler it says DDR SDRAM (PC3200U-30330). On the iBook specs page it states SDRAM DDR 333.

Dumb but quick: will it work?

Thanks :)


No it will not work, You mini uses standard size DDR memory sticks, the laptop uses much smaller "SoDIMM" DDR sticks. They wont work with each other.

Ed

Synapple
Feb 20, 2006, 02:23 PM
Wow... that was fast! :eek:

Thanks a lot for your replies!

CanadaRAM
Feb 20, 2006, 02:31 PM
In my Mac mini system profiler it says DDR SDRAM (PC3200U-30330). On the iBook specs page it states SDRAM DDR 333.
Dumb but quick: will it work?
At the risk of piling on ---nope. completely different.

But ther's an opportunity to explain the numbers you are seeing.

PC3200U means PC3200 (DDR 400 MHz) RAM, Unbuffered
-30330 means the latency timings, these are often abbreviated to CAS Latency 3 or CL3. Has nowt to do with the MHz speed of the RAM.

PC3200/DDR400MHz and PC2700/DDR333 MHz describe ONLY the speed of the RAM module, not the packaging. So a PC2700 module could be a 184 pin DIMM, a 200 pin SODIMM, or a MicroDIMM -- and these are all mutually incompatible of course.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com

Synapple
Feb 21, 2006, 01:23 AM
At the risk of piling on ---nope. completely different.

But ther's an opportunity to explain the numbers you are seeing.

PC3200U means PC3200 (DDR 400 MHz) RAM, Unbuffered
-30330 means the latency timings, these are often abbreviated to CAS Latency 3 or CL3. Has nowt to do with the MHz speed of the RAM.

PC3200/DDR400MHz and PC2700/DDR333 MHz describe ONLY the speed of the RAM module, not the packaging. So a PC2700 module could be a 184 pin DIMM, a 200 pin SODIMM, or a MicroDIMM -- and these are all mutually incompatible of course.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com

Thanks for this... I had actually always wondered what those numbers were all about :)