07-17-2005, 05:36 PM #1
Frustration sets in with RAM search... HELP
- Member Since
- Jun 02, 2005
- Kansas City, MO
- 15" 2.2GHz MBP w/ 2GB of ram and 320 GB HD, 4GB iPhone, 60GB iPod
ok, so ive been looking for awhile for some ram. awhile back i ordered a PC2700 512MB on ebay. when arriving, i put it in my 1GHz iBook, and fit great, however... didnt work. i start looking at the forum and see people with the same problem/model as i have. they are saying, "go get a PC2100." easy enough. today i went to the store and bought a PC2100 DDR266. came home all excited that ill be bumping up my system, put it on, fits great, put my iBook back together, click on the apple to check out "About my mac" and wammm.... still running at 256. i took it back apart, tried putting it back in thinking maybe i missed a click or something, and same thing happened.
wtf is going on? some people have told me to order online, cause its cheaper. a 1gig stick is much cheaper online, but a 512 is the same online/in stores, so if i can just get one, and bring it home, that would be wonderful. anyone else had this problem, and if so, what did you get to fix the problem? HELP.
07-18-2005, 03:42 AM #2
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- Mar 09, 2004
- Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
Well you need to check a number of specifications to make sure it is compatible with your iBook:
Module Size: 1GB
Package: 200-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR PC2100
Configuration: 128Meg x 64
DIMM Type: UNBUFFERED
Error Checking: NON-ECC
SDRAM Timings: CL=2.5
Specs: DDR PC2100 • CL=2.5 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR266 • 2.5V • 128Meg x 64
It could of course also be an issue with the RAM slot on your iBook...
07-18-2005, 10:00 AM #3sursucioflaGuestOriginally Posted by Aptmunich
Second of all I would never buy my RAM off of ebay. I only buy mine off of sites that guarantee it is compatible and have excellent return/exchange policies. That way you aren't screwed and left with sticks of RAM you can't use.
07-18-2005, 08:59 PM #4
Originally Posted by sursuciofla
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- Coruscant, Galactic Republic
- 14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod
07-18-2005, 09:09 PM #5
Definately need to make sure you seated it properly. I did the same thing the first time I upgraded my Ibook. Checked the ram again and sure enough, it was not seated completly. It makes a pretty good click when it seats in properly.
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