PNY memory stick

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by lovely, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. lovely macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2004
    Hello all,

    This is the first time I post here so I want to say hi to all of you. I just bought the 12" 1.2ghz ibook 2 weeks ago. I want to upgrade the memory so I was looking at this PNY stick.
    I am not really sure if the two are compatible though. So if you know the compatibility of this memory stick with ibook, please help me. Thanks a bunch :)
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK
    Not sure if that one is, but Crucial ( has a step-by-step walkthrough to help you pick the right type of memory for your laptop. doing a quick check with the 1.2ghz iBook, it looks like you need 200pin ddr pc2100 non-eec unbuffered. Whatever that means
  3. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    You may already have found this thread:

    It actually refers to buying in the UK. I'm just about to order the cheaper of the two variety's on offer - as Crucial offer a money back guarantee I should only lose a bit of postage at worst.

  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    On the face of it, the specification is correct.

    Before buying ensure you have a money back guarantee (including shipping ) if it is not compatible with your Little Al. If they won't agree to that, spend your money with a company who knows what a Mac is.

    If you're looking for alternatives in the USA,
    $99 for that 512.

  5. rstroud macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2004
    I had two PNY sticks in my old (yeah, don't make fun of me) Athlon 800. They were alright until one of them went bad and caused all kinds of crazy problems. The problems started about a month after I put it in. In my opinion, cheap ram, I tend not to skimp on ram anymore. I stick with Crucial or Kingston Value Ram (It's good stuff). Do yourself a favor and don't skimp!
  6. efoto macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    Occasionally you can get by with lesser ram, but in many cases faults in the ram will show up quickly and often, which is very annoying.

    There is a fine line between what works and what is required. There is no point in spending a ton of money on a top o' the line stick for a iBook that is not meant to be a speed hog. If you look around at cache latencies you can see many different things, but don't even bog yourself down with all of this.

    Find ram you can afford and then make sure you purchase it from a company that has a good return policy.

    I have seen a few posts at newegg that say there are some pretty good sticks that are Mac you might want to check them out.
  7. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    check it out

    I just bought this memory from Fry's. I find the link on this forum. I just got the memory a couple of weeks ago and have had no problems with it yet. It's a 1 gig stick and a little more then what you were going to spend, but it's damn cheap and will make that iBook fly! :)

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