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    G4 iBook 800 Mhz 640SDRAM 30GB
    New iBook, old iBook memory???
    Am considering buying the new one. However I notice that the new iBook comes with PC2700U DRAM and mine in my one year old iBook is PC2100U SDRam does that mean again I can't take out the memory in here and use it in the new iBook??? That will be a pain...any ideas if my upgraded meory from a year old iBook is portable into the new one?? Or do the different numbers add up to the fact its a different type? Why do apple do this??? Its HUGELY frustrating.

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    The 12" has a 133MHz FSB, so the PC2100 should work.
    However, the 14" has a 142MHz FSB, which is not only very odd (no other manufacturer uses such an FSB) but also requires PC2700 memory.

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    Harryc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    The 12" has a 133MHz FSB, so the PC2100 should work.
    However, the 14" has a 142MHz FSB, which is not only very odd (no other manufacturer uses such an FSB) but also requires PC2700 memory.
    PC2700 for a 14" 142Mhz iBook, is that for the new machine only or does that pertain to all 14" iBooks? I thought the 'older' 14" iBooks were 133Mhz bus speed.

    Edit; Disregard, I found the answer.

    http://www.macworld.com/products/app...31_detail2.php

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    Only the new 14" has the 142MHz FSB, thus needs faster RAMs (PC2700). 133MHz (DDR266) is the clock speed for PC2100 RAM Why Apple has chosen that strange clockspeed is a mistery to me though. It is no conventional speed.

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