RAM ...is it true it must be ECC for the new ibook ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gizmo_pony, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    is it a must ?

    Thanx
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Absolutely not.
    Who told you that??

    The new iBook uses PC2700 (333 MHz) non-ECC unbuffered DDR SODIMMs

    I recommend you look at a reputable seller who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac, offers a lifetime warranty and a no-cost return if it doesn't work.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    someone at the applecentre told me dat ... wtf ... ermmm

    thanx canadaram for the clarification ... anyway, what is ur recommendation for 1 gb stick for my new ibook ? and i am in malaysia actually ... need it fast bcoz i ll be going abroad soon ... thanx
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    I don't know any sources in the Far East, and you're going to have some difficulty ordering from North America, both from a payment and a shipping point of view. We receive so many fraudulent orders (stolen charge card numbers) that we no longer accept or reply to orders from Southeast Asia or Africa -- it's not worth our time to search for the one honest person out of the 500 cheats.

    I would look for a memory company in your region who demonstrates they know Macs.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    i am lookin for american company that offers online orders and paying using wire transfer ...
     
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    chucknorris

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    Crucial.com accepts wire transfer payments. I would visit their website.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    ECC has been sporadic at best in Macs, know the new XServe and IIci used ECC memory -- some other machines could use them with no ill effects in a pinch.

    Can't think what else used them between the IIci and the XServe G5.

    But ECC really hasn't been supported much by Apple for a long time.

    Don't see why somebody would say a Mac requires ECC these days. :confused:
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    but their 1 gb is on backorder ...
    :(
     

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