ibook ram into g4

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  1. Richard Cranium macrumors newbie

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    Could I take the extra ram out of a g3 700mhz 14inch iBook and put it in my g4 dual 867, or into a new 14inch 933mhz g4 ibook?

    Thanks

    rc
     
  2. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    unfortunately no. laptops are smaller machines, so the traditional RAM module was redesigned (called a SO-DIMM) to fit inside smaller machines. consequently, the RAM is physically much too small to put inside a machine that holds traditional DIMMs.

    sorry
     
  3. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    and the G4 iBook uses DDR ram and the G3 iBook uses SD ram
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    To elaborate, its not actually the physical size of the chip that matters as it is the number of pins (copper connectors) on the chips, and how close together they are. The problem is that they wouldn't match up with the pin configuration on the G4. The problem re: the G4 iBook is the speed of the RAM. The G3 iBook has Single Data Rate (SDR) memory while the G4 iBook has Double Data Rate (DDR) memory.

    - Some good news is that SDR RAM for your G4 desktop is cheap enough to buy without breaking the bank, since you can't use the iBook G3 memory.
     
  5. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

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    that's exactly what i just said, except he wanted to sound smarter :p
     

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