will this ram work in my ibook

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  1. g^3 macrumors member

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    hi,
    my father gave me a stick of 256mb laptop ram and i was wondering if it would fit in my ibook. on the sticker it says "DDR266 256MB 16MX16 2.5V EP" my ibook is the newest 12'' 1.33Ghz....also would installing the wrong ram break the computer. thanks for your help.
     
  2. Kirbdog macrumors regular

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    Your iBook runs PC2100 DDR 266MHz I don't know if that other stick will "break" your computer. It most likely will not fit. The iBook RAM slot is quite small and will only accept specific sticks of RAM. Google iBook RAM you will get some good info.
     
  3. g^3 thread starter macrumors member

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    If i'm not mistaken, the ibook takes PC2700 ram. How do i tell from the code if this is PC2700?
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    i belive only the new ibooks use 2700 ram. You can check using system profiler.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The iBook 12" 1.33 GHz is specced by APple for PC2700. There have been debates whether, due to its buss speed, it actually "requires" only 266 MHz PC2100.

    Installing the a too-slow chip won't damage your hardware, but it may damage your data through errors and crashing. Either the machine won't boot, or worse, it will boot and look like it's working, but cause random crashes.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  6. g^3 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your help, it looks like i'll be shopping for some ram ;)
     

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