Expensive iBook RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Gizmotoy, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    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


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.

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

    Nov 30, 2004
    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?


  4. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    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

    Nov 30, 2004

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