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lunaticbunny
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Sep 30, 2005, 03:42 AM
 
Any chance I can use 1GB PC4200 DDR2 in my 1.33GHz PowerBook?

Just wanted to know, because it's much cheaper than PC2700 ram.

I just can't any good deals on 1GB ram locally....
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Sep 30, 2005, 04:38 AM
 
Nooo won't work at all. Besides not fitting its a different voltage
     
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Sep 30, 2005, 01:09 PM
 
And the memory bus is DDR, not DDR2, so they're completely incompatible signal-wise. How much cheaper?

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Sep 30, 2005, 04:27 PM
 
Darn! =|

It's almost half the price of PC2700... If only NewEgg delievered to Canada. NewEgg has Crucial 1GB for about $125US, so even with shipping and exchange, it's still much cheaper than Canada buying Kingston ValueRam... which won't even work in my PowerBook.

What about PC3200 ram, will that work?
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Sep 30, 2005, 04:31 PM
 
PC3200 should work as the ram will downclock.
     
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Sep 30, 2005, 10:12 PM
 
I just got a 1gb PC3200 Kingston Valueram stick last weekend for my 12" rev a that uses PC2100. The new ram works fine with no problems. WOW feels so much better and the computer should last until the PB Mactels come out. I got the ram at a local authorized store for $299.00 CDN with tax. Most other places in the Toronto area are selling the same stick for $300 -$400 plus tax. I know $299.00 is a litte steep compared to what you can get online but they gave me a credit for my old ram and eveything was done in less than 30min.
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Sep 30, 2005, 11:05 PM
 
PC3200 is often cheaper than PC2700 for some reason. I'm running PC3200 in my iBook.
     
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Sep 30, 2005, 11:08 PM
 
PC3200 is usually close to the same price as PC2700. Thus, I'm running PC3200 in my iBook.

Originally Posted by luckiesf1
I just got a 1gb PC3200 Kingston Valueram stick last weekend for my 12" rev a that uses PC2100. The new ram works fine with no problems. WOW feels so much better and the computer should last until the PB Mactels come out. I got the ram at a local authorized store for $299.00 CDN with tax. Most other places in the Toronto area are selling the same stick for $300 -$400 plus tax. I know $299.00 is a litte steep compared to what you can get online but they gave me a credit for my old ram and eveything was done in less than 30min.
Not Kingston, but Kingmax PC3200 1 GB is only CAD$179 in Toronto.

I have 512 MB of the Kingmax in my iBook 1.33 and it works just fine, which isn't surprising, especially considering it really only needs PC2100 (like your PowerBook).
     
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Oct 1, 2005, 05:02 AM
 
Awesome to hear that PC3200 will work... I'm gonna get Crucial 1GB for $179 =)
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