Cheap 1G SODIMM for iBook G4 - and it works!

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  1. mstecker macrumors 6502

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    I just orderd one of these from Outpost.com:

    1GB SODIMM

    I received it yesterday, popped it into my iBook G4, and it works great. 1.128GB in my iBook! I think this same chip would work in at least the new PB G4s as well. Crucial wants almost the same money for the 512MB chip.

    Your mileage may vary, but I'm a very happy camper.
     
  2. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    Damn I just popped in 512 from crucial. Can't send it back can I?
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    This is fairly old news now.

    Course, I'm just bitter, since they don't ship outside the US. Gah!
     
  4. mstecker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's old news that that they're available, but I haven't seen any confirmed reports of them installed and working in apple HW.

    M.
     
  5. brap macrumors 68000

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    not even here?
     
  6. uvex macrumors member

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    I have 640MB in my g4 ibook (1ghz). Would I notice a difference if I replaced the 512mb chip with a gb chip (for a total of 1.128gb)?? I don't use any intensive apps, though I usually have about 8-10 apps running.
     
  7. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    men, thanks for the tip. i've been wanting to upgrade the 128MB RAM in my iBook.
     
  8. budugu macrumors 6502

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    Does Ibook use PC2700?

    I thought iBook used PC2100 not PC2700. anyway if you are not going to use any memory intensive tasks then you are fine. But even word now a days is memoryintensive ? :rolleyes: because it itself consumes close to 256MB for its operations. So if you think you can afford the investment then go ahead! Newegg also has similar deals. I got one fot my powerbook for 200$ shipped. It was KingMax or some thing. I guess as good as generic. but it nevertheless works. My ibook with 768MB does not complain either! :p
     
  9. kant macrumors 6502

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    Which iBook do you have mstecker?
     
  10. filmmaker2002 macrumors regular

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    Those same chips work great in my 1.5 Ghz 17" PB. Got 2GB in there now...
     
  11. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I got one of these for my PB last week and installed it. All fine.

    Then I was in the Apple Store in SF with my mother to buy her an iBook. Since I thought I'd read on here that the iBook would be able to use the 1GB SODIMM here, I wondered if I could use the 256 out of the PB and up Mum's RAM. The guy in the store nearly had apoplexy - he seemed to think that doing that might fry the memory...
     
  12. mstecker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which iBook?

    I have a 12" 800mhz iBook G4 / 60G HD, and now 1.128G of memory!
     
  13. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    correct me if im wrong, but, according to his model, etc, what he is implying is that a 1gb chip will work in the ibook that supposidly has a max capacity of 640, is there truth to this?
     
  14. kant macrumors 6502

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    Sweet! I was hoping that's what you had; seeing as how I have the same one. :)
     
  15. kaylee macrumors regular

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    The difference between PC2700 and PC2100 is speed, so putting a PC2700 stick of ram in an ibook that takes PC2100 will just mean it runs at the (slower) speed of PC2100.
     
  16. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    can anyone answer teh question i asked before? is he confirming the fact that the ibook g4 800 mhz, which says it has a max of 640mb ram will indeed work with this 1gb chip?
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yes he is. I've never heard any problems with that. :)
     

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