Expensive iBook RAM?

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  1. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

    Gizmotoy

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    I'm looking to get a 512MB stick of RAM for a friend's iBook as a present. She has the 1.0GHz 12" model. I was browsing Crucial's site because I bought a 512MB stick for my 12" 1.0 GHz PowerBook there about a year ago and its performed flawlessly. However, I noticed something that surprised me. Crucial prices the RAM for the iBook significantly higher than that of the PowerBook. A 512 for my PowerBook was (and is) $100, but it's $137 for the iBook. Both use DDR PC2100 • CL=2.5 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR266 • 2.5V (pulled directly from the site). Specification-wise, they look identical, but have different part numbers.

    Does anyone know what the deal is? Or perhaps where to find a 512MB stick the will definately work in an iBook for about $100?
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

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    http://dealram.com/prices/systems/30635/512MB.html

    this should solve your problems. :)
     
  3. deltrotter macrumors regular

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    Interesting this thread. I have just bought an iBook and I love it!

    Anyway, I am looking to buy 512mb more ram and checked Crucial UK. Using the memory finder (under Apple iBook) the pirce comes out at £15 ($25) more than looking for 200 Pin PC2100 DDR SODIMM.

    Am I correct in thinking that the 200 Pin PC2100 DDR SODIMM would do for me?

    TIA

    Del
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

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    never use the product finder thing, just look for the spec of the ram you need, the price differences can be huge.
     
  5. deltrotter macrumors regular

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