powerbook ram purchasing question...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BelgianHokie, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. BelgianHokie
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    have a 15 in powerbook 1.67

    with this type of ram modulep-

    SODIMM0/J25LOWER:

    Size: 512 MB
    Type: DDR SDRAM
    Speed: PC2700U-25330
    Status: OK

    would like to get a 1gb chip to up to up the ram in the laptop. when looking at a few sites i get a little confused on what it is i actually need to buy. i am planning a nice purchase at jr.com and would like to include the ram there if possible. what exactly is it i need?

    they have this....

    SIMPLETECH PWBK5331GB 1GB RAM for Powerbook G4
    Memory Upgrade For Enhanceing Performance of the Powerbook G4 / 1GB PC2-4200 533MHz Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR2 SoDIMM Memory

    link- http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4069444

    its 129.99.

    i know i might get it cheaper somewhere else, but i am getting a great deal on some other items.

    any assistance will be greatly appreciated and as a bonus...if you make it kabul afghanistan....i'll buy you a drink, ;-) since i know i will probably never know enough about macs to actually answer questions correctly.

    thanks-

    dhc
     
  2. CanadaRAM
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    CanadaRAM

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    Nope. The JR RAM is DDR-2 for the new Powerbooks only, you have a Powerbook pre-October 19th with DDR PC2700 RAM. You cannot use DDR-2 RAM
    JR's RAM for your machine is $199.
    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=3982136

    You will get a better deal at Data Memory Systems $139

    Crucial is $206

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. BelgianHokie
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    thanks!

    almost made a mistake there.

    the cheaper ram....decent quality or is it you get what you pay for or is... ram is ram is ram?

    dhc
     
  4. CanadaRAM
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    The important thing is that you purchase from a reputable firm who tests and guarantees compatibility with your Mac, offers a lifetime warranty, and a no-cost return if it doesn't work.

    If you get good quality, guaranteed compatible RAM, then brand name doesn't matter.
     

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