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jerrysk8
18th October 2005, 06:34 PM
i recently got a 12" 1.2ghz ibook and want to upgrade the ram. will this be compatible with my ibook? tia

http://www.altech.com.au/products/showDeta...asp?prodID=4575 (http://www.altech.com.au/products/showDetails.asp?prodID=4575)

dev_enter
18th October 2005, 06:47 PM
Yup.
Though if you could find PC2700 memory for cheaper, that would also be fine.

Rayd
18th October 2005, 07:10 PM
yes that will work fine :) and here's a much cheaper one:

http://www.nintek.com.au/x/scripts/prodVie...?idproduct=2675 (http://www.nintek.com.au/x/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=2675) ($149 for 1GB):D

bigkm
18th October 2005, 07:51 PM
$270 for 1G

i bought this last week and took exactly two 36 hours to ship. (im like sweet).

although corsair doesn't say it will work it works beautifully, (better that some shit ram an apple store sold me a year ago and has been giving me grief ever since)

many other people on whirlpool apple forums have purchased from this same place for their ibooks.

http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/show_product_info.php?input[product_code]=CMSS1GB-333SOD&input[category_id]=1303

you'll have to copy + paste the link but its not cheaper but CORSAIR

forgie
18th October 2005, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by ipod_man@Oct 18 2005, 07:10 PM
yes that will work fine :) and here's a much cheaper one:

http://www.nintek.com.au/x/scripts/prodVie...?idproduct=2675 (http://www.nintek.com.au/x/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=2675) ($149 for 1GB):D
Um, that's DDR2 ram you've looking at there, and AFAIK you can't stick DDR2 in a DDR slot.... All mac laptops (as of today - powerbooks may well be upgraded to DDR2 tomorrow) use standard DDR ram, which is more expensive and uses more power for the equivalent performance when compared to DDR2.

The PC4200 DDR2 would use the same memory chips as a PC2100 DDR stick, it just has a different onboard memory controller. This is why DDR2 is cheaper, because it uses slower memory for the same overall speed. DDR2 uses a doubled internal data bus rather then a faster bus speed to increase the bandwidth, meaning you can use slower memory chips (cheaper and lower power/heat) whilst increasing speed over DDR.

Sorry if that seemed long winded :huh:

Best deal that I know of for 1GB PC2700 DDR is $200 @ A.I. Tech (http://shop.pc.net.au/A.i.TECH_3806_/Kingston_ValueRam_SO-DIMM_333Mhz_200pin_CL2.5_1GB.html). I've ordered one of these for my 1.33GHz 12" iBook, but have been told that there are delays from their supplier, and that it should be in stock tomorrow. I'll let you know if it works or not, but AFAIK Kingston Value Ram works fine in macs.

jerrysk8
19th October 2005, 09:12 AM
thanks for the help guys. i can get the ram i linked above for $180 through a friend