iBook RAM

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by X-Factor, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. X-Factor macrumors member

    X-Factor

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    A lot of people have told me this, and I just wanted to know whether you could use the ram off of a iMac G3 on an iBook G4??
    My iBook has been lagging it lately, and well I don't really want to spend $60 on 512mb card. :confused:
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    I believe the imac400 is 168 pin while the ibook is 144 pin. Wrong size. Though the earlier rev iMac g3s (233-333mhz) DID use 144 pin memory chips. Very strange that they used laptop sized chips in a desktop.
     
  3. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    There's also the fact that your ibook G4 uses DDR memory and the G3 imacs used SDR memory, making them incompatible even if the imac ram was in a laptop format.
     
  4. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.

    Crucial website has a ram selector guide.

    Also, if CanadaRam chimes in, he can tell you more then you need to know
     
  5. X-Factor thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand, guess I'll just have to buy more memory... or maybe I should just trade it in for a newer model. Well either way, thanks everyone for your help.
     

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