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Powerbook RAM in an iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by swindmill, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    I have (or will soon have) a 256MB stick of RAM from my 1.5 Ghz Powerbook. I would like to put it in a 12" 1.33 Ghz iBook (mid 2005). However, when I search a site like OWC or Crucial for the leftover RAM I have, it does not list the mid 2005 ibooks as being compatible with RAM from a 12" 1.5Ghz Powerbook. The odd thing is that when I search for RAM for the mid 2005 iBook, it shows the exact same RAM. In other words, I'm getting conflicting reports on whether this is compatible with the iBook, and I'm looking for a certain answer. Anyone know for sure, or know what the deal is with the conflicting listings on the sites I mentioned?
  2. macrumors G5


    You should be OK, the iBook can use PC2700 as well as PC2100 SODIMMs.

    However if you already have a module in the iBook's single socket, then this 256 Mb one won't get you anywhere.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    The iBook apparently has 512 soldered in and an open slot under the airport card. I've never looked, but System Profiler says it has 512MB built in, and that's all that is installed. I'm just confused as to why the mid 2005 revisions seem to have conflicting listings as to what RAM is compatible

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