2 RAM questions...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I bought a G4 400 Tibook, and it has 2 128MB chips in it. One says 133 on it and the other says PC100. Is that bad?? I don't want to fry the computer...

    I would like to jump up to 512 133mhz RAM and keep the 128 133mhz chip, so I have more breathing room

    Know of a cheap place to buy some RAM????

    Thanks!
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

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    Oh- the 400mhz TiBook only has a 100mhz bus. You gain nothing by using a higher spec'd RAM. Buy PC100.

    But, do get more RAM. 512+128 is a good amount for most people.
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    No, it isn't bad (given the 100 mhz bus). Using higher speed RAM doesn't give any advantage, the RAM just operates at the lower speed.
     
  4. sjjordan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I checked out those sites listed above, but there seems to be some really cheap RAM at memoryx.com.

    I can get generic PC133 512MB for $57(1back) or $80(2 backs)...any advise about generic RAM or if my RAM needs to be on one side only or two???

    Thanks

    Edit: Actually, I think I was looking at Desktop RAM. a little "i" "D" "10" "T" problem...
     
  5. idkew macrumors 68020

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    also, make sure you buy pc100 ram. i will be cheaper than 133 and there will be NO difference.

    the transintl.com ram has a lifetime warranty.

    i use their ram (2x512) and it has worked flawlessly for 3+ years.
     

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