Leftover RAM

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by lasuther, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    I’m getting my first Mac today. It’s a 12” iBook. I’m also going to be ordering 512MB of RAM to help the little guy out. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the 128MB RAM that comes with it. Is it worth selling and what’s market value? I have a friend who has a G3 iBook and I was wondering if my 128MB of PC2100 DDR SDRAM will work with her G3. I am just planning on giving it to her. Thanks for the advice.

  2. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    PC2100 won't work with G3 iBooks.

    it's probably worth about $20-30. probably not worth the trouble of selling.

    find a 12" PB user with the stock 256 MB (and a free slot) or other non-power users of laptops with an open slot and give it to them?

    my sister bought an IBM thinkpad recently. when we ordered, we made sure that it came with 1 SODIMM 256 MB RAM and a slot open. i gave her my 128 from my PB. she is a very modest computer user so 384 suited her just fine...
  3. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    keep it

    if this is an iBook, the first 128Mb is internal, and can't be swapped out like you think. That is why iBooks only go to 640MB max RAM, 512+128= 640.
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    Re: keep it

    i think the orig. poster is talking about the removable RAM that's in the slot and swapping it with a 512 MB...
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    The iBooks ship with 128 RAM hardwired to the motherboard, with an additional 128 RAM in the user accesible slot, so 256 total. Swap the 128 in the slot and replace with 512, equals 640...
  6. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    I'd keep it. If you ever run into Kernel panics from bad RAM, you will at least have 128MB more then what you would if you had to remove the 512MB.
  7. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
  8. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    did u try that yourself hector..? i am looking for a firsthand comment for sometime now
  9. jtown macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2003
    Yeah, and it's only one third the cost of the ibook. ;) The cost is coming down, tho. It was half the cost of the ibook a month or so ago. Maybe in another month or two, it'll drop below the $300 mark.


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