Good RAM for iBook G4 12' (2005) ?

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  1. julianod20 macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I recently bought a iBook G4 12' (2005) model A1133 that came with only the 512mb soldered RAM and I'm thinking in buying more RAM, and after reading a lot about compatibility issues, high density vs low density and etc, I don't know which RAM to buy.

    I found this one, but don't know if will work on my iBook G4.

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    Is this Hynix good?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes! It will work fine.
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I think I have an identical stick in one of my Powerbooks.
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    They only came with 256 MB on board, yours must have a 256 MB upgrade installed to equal 512 MB. They max out at 1.25 GB with a 1 GB upgrade.
     
  5. Blackomen macrumors newbie

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    Except the last ibooks had 512 MB soldered.
     
  6. redheeler, Mar 7, 2015
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    Right. I have both models, the 12" PowerBook G4 has 256 MB and 12" iBook G4 has 512 MB on board. That's one advantage the last-gen iBook has over the PowerBook.

    Edit: My bad, I read the OP's machine as a 12" PowerBook G4.
     
  7. weckart macrumors 68040

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    For anyone wondering, the eight small chips on that one side is a good indicator of low-density RAM, which Apple prefers for many of its notebooks. If the chips were four larger oblong ones instead, there is a possibility of their being high-density. Some Apple notebooks cope with those just fine, some only register half the stated RAM capacity and others refuse to recognise those at all.
     
  8. julianod20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone.

    I will most likely buy this memory.

    Reading about it, this RAM is 2.6 V, that's OK too?
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes. Place that order!
     
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  11. julianod20 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello again.

    Thanks for all the help, I just installed the RAM and everything is fine, now I have a iBook with 1,5Gb RAM. :)

    I bought it from a seller in this site: "http://www.mercadolivre.com".
    I'm from Brazil, so it's not very easy to find "old" Apple products, but I will try my best to have a collection.

    Next step is buy an iSight. :D
     
  12. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I just maxed-out my 12" iBook G4 to 1.5 GB as well. Posting from it now, the extra RAM certainly makes a difference from where it was at before (running on the 512 MB).
     

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