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Will this fit my iBook G4 1,33 GHz?

Eugen Mezei

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Mar 21, 2015
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My iBook G4/1.33 12-Inch (Mid-2005 - Opaque White) would benefit upgrading it from 1 GB to 1,5 GB RAM.

I found this:

Hynix 1GB DDR333 PC2700 200PIN SO-DIMM Laptop Notebook Memory
• 1GB PC2700 333MHZ (Double-sided 16 chips)
• DDR333, SODIMM, 16chips
• Low density, Fully compatible
• Original Chips,
• 200Pins, Laptop Memory
• Dual Channel Support
• 2.5V,CL2.5
• Unbuffered, Non-ECC, Non-Registered

or something similar from Samsung.

I dont remember if 16 chips doublesided will work in the iBook, also if I need to have some specific physical dimensions (the aformentioned modules seem to be quite tall).

Thank you.
 

RedCroissant

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All of that seems to be fine and it should work. But if you have a link to the item so the members here could see it, that would be better and would make it easier for others to give better advice.
 
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Altemose

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I dont remember if 16 chips doublesided will work in the iBook, also if I need to have some specific physical dimensions (the aformentioned modules seem to be quite tall).

Yes. That RAM stick should work fine. You do not ever want to buy high density RAM, but low density is fine.
 
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bunnspecial

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I'm actually not sure whether or not an iBook G4 has space for a 16-chip module. Most SO-DIMMs are 8 and will fit and work fine, but a 16 chip ones are fairly long.

I can't say for sure one way or the other, though.
 
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Altemose

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Most SO-DIMMs are 8 and will fit and work fine, but a 16 chip ones are fairly long.

The chips are scaled down with eight on each side like this.
 
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bunnspecial

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Fair enough-I guess I hadn't seen those.

I was thinking of the giant 16-chip 512mb PC-133 modules you use to see.
 
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Eugen Mezei

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Mar 21, 2015
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The module arrived and it works. Thank you all for your help.
I'm wondering if anybody hacked the chips on the logic board to be 1 GB too?
 
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MacCubed

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Since we are on the topic of RAM, I was wondering if there is a difference between standard and reversed RAM. I upgraded the RAM in my G4 and it shows as 2 GB, but in system profiler, it says that one of the sticks is standard, and the other is reversed. I don't notice any change in performance, but I just am wondering as one of the sticks that came was DOA
 
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Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Since we are on the topic of RAM, I was wondering if there is a difference between standard and reversed RAM. I upgraded the RAM in my G4 and it shows as 2 GB, but in system profiler, it says that one of the sticks is standard, and the other is reversed. I don't notice any change in performance, but I just am wondering as one of the sticks that came was DOA

Could you screenshot that? I have never heard that term...
 
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bunnspecial

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I'm not sure I've ever seen that designation before...

Obviously you have a DLSD, as you're using DDR-2. I have two 15" and a 17" DLSD, so will check all three tomorrow and report what they say.
 
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