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PowerBook G4 Ram

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by davidjearly, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Can anyone confirm the real-life differences in speed between a PC2700 1GB chip and a PC2100 IGB chip in a PowerBook G4 1.33Ghz which normally takes the PC2700?

    I know the slower chip is compatible so I'm just wondering about the difference in performance. I can get it at half the price of the normal, slightly faster chip.

    Thanks, David
  2. macrumors regular


    i am sure the 2100 is the better chip but i am not compleatly sure
  3. macrumors 68000


    No, the PC2700 is the better faster chip and that is what the PowerBook ships with. I was asking if there was a major speed difference between the PC2100 chip and the PC2700 chip, as I can get the former much much cheaper.

  4. 4np
    macrumors 6502a


    I know several brands do not work properly in de PowerBook so I would not even go about trying to put in PC2100 memory as it is slower and possibly not supported as well...

    It may be cheaper but it may also be problematic and slow... We have a saying in Dutch: 'goedkoop is duur koop' which means something like 'a cheap buy is an expensive buy'. So you're probably better off paying a little bit more but in the end it will save you a lot of trouble and money.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Hehe, I thought that was an Afrikaans saying.
    Guess its true that we learn something new everyday.
  6. macrumors 68000



    1. As I said, I know that this brand and speed WILL work in my PowerBook. That has not ever been the question.

    2. I know that PC2100 is theoretically slower due to its lower Mhz rating.

    3. It is not paying a 'little bit more', there is a difference of £50.

    4. All I want to know is if there is any real-world difference in the performance of these two brands.

    Please no more opinions about whether I should pay more and get the faster one (PC2700) unless you have a specific reason why which hasn't already been covered.


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