8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2012 11:40 AM by longtimelurker
applehummer Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Everyone,


I'm in a bit of a panic this morning. I bought some memeory and was intent on upgradign my faithful G4 iBook this morning and googled for a tutorial and foudn this one.




I performed the steps as described.






I'm thinking of suign this jerk YouTuber for posting faulty info, as I did every step as described.


Does anybody have an idea of what the proper steps should be?


Thank you so much.




iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)



    There may not be anything wrong with the method they are showing you, but the memory you have put in.

    Refer to your iBook user manual http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/ibookg4gettingstarted.pdf

    This gives you the method for installing memory and which type of memory is required.


    The memory slot can accept an SDRAM module that meets the following specifications:

    • Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR SO-DIMM) format

    • 1.25 inch or smaller

    • 128, 256, 512 MB, or 1 gigabyte (GB)

    • 200-pin

    • PC2100DDR266TypeRAM

  • applehummer Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Knucklesmac,


    I don't know. I'm pretty sure I bought the proper memory bank module.


    I think this guy is a jerk and made a bad video.


    His other videos are poor too.


    My memoery says PC3200 on it. Is that proper?





  • John Galt Level 8 (45,943 points)

    applehummer wrote:


    My memoery says PC3200 on it. Is that proper?

    Not for an iBook, no.


    Return it and shop for memory from either Crucial or OWC / MacSales.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Hello Deborah,


    Like John Galt has said, it's not correct.

    You need PC2100 DDR memory and not PC3200.

    The proper way to fit is in that manual link I sent you. Refer to that Apple manual for fitting instructions.


    Best of luck.

  • longtimelurker Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually you are ALL wrong. Some of the iBook G4s take the PC2100 speed spec chip but the faster ones do not. They need the PC2700 spec chip.


    And that YouTube video you mentioned is spot on perfect in its steps and is probably one of the better videos out there.


    It has high proudction value, easy to see footage, and audio you can clearly hear. It's not at all like your typical grainy, dark, shaky and out of focus YouTube video.


    ADDITONALLY, you can use your PC3200 speed chip.


    PC3200 is faster than the PC2700 and PC2100 spec chips.


    And faster chips will ALWAYS clock down to slower speeds.


    Deborah, in all honesty you must have messed up and probably don't want to admit it.


    A PC3200 speed chip is fine. And that guy's video is fine. Better than fine.


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  • bund Level 3 (795 points)

    Not every PC3200  RAM Chip is compatible with your iBook G4.

    This has been discussed in this forum before.


    @longtimelurker There is no need to snap at other people - and against the forum rules.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    First of all, we always recommend referring to the user manual in the first instance.

    I would advise anyone to consult their user manual before attempting to upgrade. This would be to avoid any situations of clarification.


    At no given stage during this discussions have I suggested this person's video is incorrect.

    If you read back through to my first comment I wrote "There may not be anything wrong with the method they are showing you, but the memory you have put in"


    As for your comment in regards to women, I find that very offensive and rude!

  • longtimelurker Level 1 (0 points)

    As for my comment about woman. It is a free country, and stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. MOST of the time they are true.


    And as far as believing the YouTuber that PC2700 or faster memory works.


    Check this:




    Anybody that has the tech know how to jailbreak or root a device I'm sure knows what memory a device needs.


    Deborah, you simply must have messed up the steps.


    Enough said.


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