Would this work in my G3 Powerbook (ebay)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MikeonTV, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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  2. Zel
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    well that one is PC2700 DDR 333, so go find out if yours can use "PC2700 DDR 333"

    that's all there is to it.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    No, that chip will not work.

    Your PowerBook listed in your sig requires a PC100 SO-DIMM.
     
  4. Zel
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    Crucial (a reputable memory manufacturer and retailer) has a web-app that can tell you what kind of ram you need. they claim it can use PC133 SODIMM, I believe PC133 SODIMM is backwards compatible with PC100 SODIMM, so I guess theyre right.

    they claim also that th epowerbook pismo can take 512MB in each of its two slots, although you should see if Apple states the same.

    anyway, here's a link to Crucial's information as well as their store

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=PowerBook G3 400MHz (Firewire/Pismo)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    That DDR RAM won't work in any PowerBook G3, the no G3 supports DDR. If you do buy SDRAM, get a low profile SODIMM.

    The Pismo definitely can take 512MB in each slot, despite what Apple says.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    MikeonTV

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    I'm convince

    I'm convinced based on many testimonials that The G3 Pismo can take 1 GB. I'm just trying to find Ram that wont cost me 200.00 US.
     
  7. Zel
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    Good luck with that. they dont make those antiques anymore, and they didnt make very many of them in 512mb per stick to begin with.

    low supply = high cost
     

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