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Hi, I have an iBook G4 1.07GHZ with 256MB RAM. I want to install 1GB of RAM. The ones I've been looking at are these:

1GB PC2700 DDR 333MHz 200pin Memory SODIMM for: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

ByteStor 1GB PC2700 DDR 333MHz SO-DIMM for Notebooks: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Are they any good? If not, which one should I get? I'd like to spend as little as possible.

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I recently bought my RAM and installed it as well. I purchased the RAMs from Crucial, but I bought it off Amazon.com instead, which is cheaper. Anyway, even if you don't buy from the website itself, they tell you exactly which RAM is suitable for your Mac based on the model. The website is RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com, and it really helped me out. If you are still unsure, you can download a scanner from the site for free, and it will scan your Mac and tell you exactly what you need.
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G'day and welcome to the forums honehyb.

Firstly are you quite sure you have given us the correct specs of your iBook? There is no 1.07GHz iBook and the 1GHz model will not handle 1GB modules. The last model, a 1.42GHz will, and there is quite a bit of difference between them. Here are the 1.42 specs:-

Apple iBook G4/1.42 14-Inch (Mid-2005 - Op) Specs (iBook G4 - Mid-2005 - M9848LL/A) @ EveryMac.com
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As far as I know the specs are correct. From my About This Mac info:

Mac OSX Version 10.4.11
Processor: 1.07 GHz Power PC G4
Memory: 256 MB built in

12 inch iBook G4

I scanned the mac with Crucial's software previously and got this information:

Maximum memory capacity: 1280 MB
Currently installed memory: 256 MB
Available memory slots: 0
Total memory slots: 1
Dual Channel support: 0
CPU family: Power PC G4 (1.1) 1.07 GHz
CPU speed: 1070 MHz

The recommendation (with the largest memory) from the company was a 1GB, DDR PC 2700, 200 pin SODIMM.

Harry why do you think that my Mac will not be able to support a 1GB RAM upgrade? If it does, I'm looking to get the best performance available and hoping to not have to spend more than about 30. Is there much difference between the companies, ie Kingston, Corsair, Crucial etc, (if the specs are the same) in terms of performance? If so, which should I go for?

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Here is a list of iBooks from EveryMac. Mactracker also provides the same information:-

Apple iBook Specs (All iBook Technical Specs) @ EveryMac.com

There is no 1.07GHz processor model listed.

A 1GHz G4 PowerBook can handle up to 2GB memory.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...g4_1.0_17.html
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