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supermariobothers
8th March 2009, 08:30 PM
Hi guys, looking to source some second hand RAM for my iBook (Late 2004 14") and also for my friends (2005 12").

Not really interested in buying new RAM and paying $70 - $120 for pc2100 and pc2700 sticks for laptops only worth $350, so have been checking out ebay, and have been left with some questions...

Do some companies i.e. Kingston make specific RAM sticks for specific laptop models?
If so, could I take a SO-DIMM, theoretically with the same specs as the ones I'm looking for but made for a Dell, and chuck it in the iBook? or are they not compatible?

Kingston 1GB DELL Laptop DDR266 KTD-INSP8200/1G - eBay DDR, Memory, RAM, Components, Computers. (end time 10-Mar-09 18:37:40 AEDST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Kingston-1GB-DELL-Laptop-DDR266-KTD-INSP8200-1G_W0QQitemZ190290115223QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Lapt op_Accessories?hash=item190290115223&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318)

And also, are there some companies whose RAM is more mac friendly?

Thanks guys.

RodB
9th March 2009, 06:59 AM
Hi guys, looking to source some second hand RAM for my iBook (Late 2004 14") and also for my friends (2005 12").

Not really interested in buying new RAM and paying $70 - $120 for pc2100 and pc2700 sticks for laptops only worth $350, so have been checking out ebay, and have been left with some questions...

Do some companies i.e. Kingston make specific RAM sticks for specific laptop models?
If so, could I take a SO-DIMM, theoretically with the same specs as the ones I'm looking for but made for a Dell, and chuck it in the iBook? or are they not compatible?

Kingston 1GB DELL Laptop DDR266 KTD-INSP8200/1G - eBay DDR, Memory, RAM, Components, Computers. (end time 10-Mar-09 18:37:40 AEDST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Kingston-1GB-DELL-Laptop-DDR266-KTD-INSP8200-1G_W0QQitemZ190290115223QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Lapt op_Accessories?hash=item190290115223&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318)


That Dell-specific module *might* work. We've had good success with Qimonda, Micron, Samsung and Hynix modules in the old iBooks, as well as the Kingston Apple specific modules.



And also, are there some companies whose RAM is more mac friendly?


I think what you are asking are there companies selling modules that are tested and guaranteed to work in Apple computers? Well, RamCity does of course!

nike1
9th March 2009, 02:47 PM
very informative RodB, am in the same situation as SMB,

bowjac
9th March 2009, 03:30 PM
I've also been looking for pc2700 1G modules for my old iBook G4 and Powerbook G4.

There's a guy at Camberwell and Box Hill swap meets selling PNY brand for $60.
Some of the ebay sales show this chipset as compatible with a variety of macs, but I'm still a little nervous.

Has anyone had experience with PNY?

(PS. this is my first contribution to Mactalk after years of freeloading)

supermariobothers
10th March 2009, 09:44 AM
Rod - I checked out the prices on your site, and they all seem to be outside the price range i'm looking at, unless you have a second-hand RAM link that i completely overlooked?

Whats the consensus guys? should I give Dell (or other) RAM a crack?