iBook RAM upgrade question

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  1. macrumors 68030

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    Ok, it seems that I can upgrade an 800Mhz G4 iBook with a 1GB RAM chip. Problem is, tons of websites are saying that only certain chips work in it. Can anyone point me to a guide or list of known working RAM for these? I really want to upgrade this iBook past the supposed 640MB limit!

    Or should I take the risk and just order a 1GB PC2100 chip from newegg and hope for the best?
     
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    squeeks

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    you might be thinking of the G3 as far as i know all g4s can use at least 1.25gb ??? maybe im wrong
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68030

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    From what I've read the first gen iBook G4's could only take a 512MB upgrade, but that was because they hadn't really come out with 1GB PC2100 chips yet. I don't know if the computer has limitations, though.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I just checked www.crucial.com for memory upgrades, and it says the G4 800MHz can handle up to 640MB of DDR PC2700 RAM. Hmm...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I know, that is what is officially supported. But lots of people have gotten 1GB to work in 'em, and I was just wondering if anyone had any idea what brands worked and what didn't.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    It was more pointing out that it can take PC2700 over PC2100.

    What's the price difference between the 512MB and 1GB? If it's not too much, maybe you can take a gamble and get the 1GB :rolleyes:
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I just went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 1GB stick of PC2700 on newegg which had a review saying it worked fine in a 867Mhz Powerbook G4. Those were supposed to be limited to 640MB of PC2100 too, so hopefully this'll work! Only $39.99.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    All iBook G4s will take 1 GB RAM modules. They are DDR PC2100 SODIMMs except for the final 1.33 and 1/42 GHz models which take PC2700 -- however PC2700 modules are backwards compatible for these, and are generally sold for all models.

    Your machine will take a 1 GB DDR PC2700 SODIMM. Choose a reputable seller who guarantees Mac compatibility,

    See the MacRumors Guide : Mac Hardware : Buying RAM
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Haha, way to take a chance! Let us know how it turns out for you. All the best my friend.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Hope it works out. Let us know. :)
     

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