Ram questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by luna crescent, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. luna crescent macrumors member

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    I'm wondering what ram I should get for a g3 900 mhz computer with 384 mb ram (128 built in and 256 in the module) to max it out?

    Where should I buy this ram?

    Also is the ram reusuable for the next gen ibooks if I decide to buy one?
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Crucial RAM is the preferred brand around here. YOu can go to crucial.com and play around with their memory configurator.

    Then go to newegg.com and buy it from them for less.

    Can never have too many RAM threads, I always say
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    How many RAM thread do we need? Can we put the word RAM in the language filter?

    Macs are picky about RAM. Buy from a place that will guarantee it to work with a Mac. I like datamem.com. crucial.com is very good too. Both have services on their website that allow you to pick the correct RAM for your system. No, you cannot use the same RAM in a new iBook. A 512 stick will max out your current system.
     
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    Hopefully in the future the Guides will help with these questions?
    Maybe I'm just being hopeful :)
     
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  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    As I posted before, check out datamem.com It is $98 there. You won't find it for new much cheaper. And it will be worth upgrading. You will notice a speed increase on certain things.
     
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    That depends on how much you trust ebay and that seller.
     
  9. luna crescent thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I posted the link so I'm asking if you would trust the seller.

    I trust the seller but I never used Ebay before.
     
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Well really: How would we know whether the seller is trustworthy?? It's like, --- a guy --- and he's got 18 feedbacks --- and -- one of them was bad. :confused: And there won't be a warranty.

    You want a RAM module for a G3 iBook for under $100. Great, here
    http://www.datamem.com/viewcat.asp_Q_C_E_1098
    $98, new, lifetime warranty, from the same reputable seller Data Memory Systems recommended about 6 posts ago.

    Why #$&^ around with eBay at all?
     
  11. luna crescent thread starter macrumors member

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    What is "first class" shipping which is free?

    I'm willing to pay the extra ten dollars if that shipping method is sketchy.
     
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    Ummm... why don't you check with the seller? The button that says "Shippping Info"?
    http://www.datamem.com/shipping_information.asp

    First Class shipping means USPS Mail, First Class. It also generally means you are out of luck if it is stolen or damaged in transit, as First Class Mail does not have tracking or insurance.
     
  14. luna crescent thread starter macrumors member

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    Thx for the help.

    First class shipping is a little risky so I will just pay the extra ten dollars for shipping.
     
  15. luna crescent thread starter macrumors member

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    Are we sure this is the right ram for ibook 900 mhz g3 computer?

    DM50 136 512MB LP 1.15" 144 Pin PC100 64x64 SDRAM (32x8 MBGA) SODIMM 1 $98.00 $98.00

    Cause I checked at another site and it said:
    512MB SDRAM PC133

    I also double confirmed with the ram installed in my comp right now and it said the same thing.

    I'm really worried that the ram shipped will be incompatible.
     
  16. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure that it uses PC100. But PC133 is exactly the same, but with a slightly higher clock speed. Your iBook will clock the PC133 down to PC100.
     
  17. luna crescent thread starter macrumors member

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    Will it decrease performance dramtically cause that is a 33% increase?
     
  18. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Holy smokes... you sure do have a lot of questions.

    No. The iBook runs all RAM at 100 MHz. The fact that you can install 133 MHz-capable RAM which the iBook will run at 100 MHz does not imply any performance degradation at all.

    The Mac sets the speed it runs memory at, not the RAM chip.

    Bottom line: you have been recommended a good Mac memory seller. When they say it will work in your model, you can pretty much rely on their advice.

    If you don't believe them, then you could go to www.macsales.com or www.crucial.com who are both reputable sellers and favorites of some members here.
     

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