Will the Mac mini RAM work in an iBook?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    In my Mac mini system profiler it says DDR SDRAM (PC3200U-30330). On the iBook specs page it states SDRAM DDR 333.

    Dumb but quick: will it work?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Eidorian

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    e²Studios

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    No it will not work, You mini uses standard size DDR memory sticks, the laptop uses much smaller "SoDIMM" DDR sticks. They wont work with each other.

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  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow... that was fast! :eek:

    Thanks a lot for your replies!
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    At the risk of piling on ---nope. completely different.

    But ther's an opportunity to explain the numbers you are seeing.

    PC3200U means PC3200 (DDR 400 MHz) RAM, Unbuffered
    -30330 means the latency timings, these are often abbreviated to CAS Latency 3 or CL3. Has nowt to do with the MHz speed of the RAM.

    PC3200/DDR400MHz and PC2700/DDR333 MHz describe ONLY the speed of the RAM module, not the packaging. So a PC2700 module could be a 184 pin DIMM, a 200 pin SODIMM, or a MicroDIMM -- and these are all mutually incompatible of course.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this... I had actually always wondered what those numbers were all about :)
     

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