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old powermac memory upgrade - help pls
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Jan 26, 2002, 05:31 PM
 
I am selling a 128mb low profile dimm which i previously used in my ibook..

Ive had interest from a buyer who owns a powermac that he said is 4-5 years old.

What model is it likely to be and will it use sdram? And if so, will it be able to accept my dimm?
MacBook Alu, 13", 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, 256MB video
G5 Imac, 17", 1.9Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 128MB video, built in isight, airport and bluetooth
Indigo iBook, 366mhz; 320MB RAM; CD; FW; Airport
     
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Jan 26, 2002, 06:24 PM
 
I somehow doubt it if he is looking to put it into a 4-5 year old PowerMac. Those computers used 168-pin FPM or EDO DIMMs (depending on the model), you're selling either a PC-66 or PC-100 144-pin SO-DIMM. Just aren't compatible, as far as I know.

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Chris
     
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Jan 26, 2002, 06:41 PM
 
thanks chris.
I found it difficult obtaining info on older powermacs from the apple website.

Do you think his machine would be a g3?

One more bit of info I can add is that it is a whole piece machine, similar to an imac with a built in monitor.

1997 model he said.[/LIST]
MacBook Alu, 13", 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, 256MB video
G5 Imac, 17", 1.9Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 128MB video, built in isight, airport and bluetooth
Indigo iBook, 366mhz; 320MB RAM; CD; FW; Airport
     
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Jan 26, 2002, 07:48 PM
 
FYI i got him to check his system manual and his amchine takes 168 pin dram not 144 pin sdram.

oh well...
MacBook Alu, 13", 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, 256MB video
G5 Imac, 17", 1.9Ghz, 1.5GB RAM, 128MB video, built in isight, airport and bluetooth
Indigo iBook, 366mhz; 320MB RAM; CD; FW; Airport
     
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Jan 27, 2002, 07:18 PM
 
Check Other World Computing. They have a nice database for finding out what RAM is used in a particular machine.

Also, LowEnd Mac also has a good database of older macintosh models...
     
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Jan 28, 2002, 02:01 PM
 
The first G3 system shipped in late 1997, so it is possible. If you're looking for information about older Macintosh computers check out:

http://www.everymac.com .

This site is excellent.

Cheers!
Chris
     
   
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