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JamesDublin
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Icon 1 posted April 14, 2008 09:37      Profile for JamesDublin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm looking to increase the RAM in my 17" G4 Powerbook.

It came with 512MB which I bumped up to 1GB by adding another 512MB a couple of years ago. It's a 1.5GHz processor and somebody recommended a site that has the specific RAM I need (two 1GB chips for a 1.5GHz processor) but also RAM for a 1.67GHz processor. The price is a good bit less for the 1.67GHz chips.

They have pictures online and from what I gather the slots look identical. There is a little groove on the cards in my Powerbook but the two versions of the upgrades have the same slots.

Will the Powerbook reject the 1.67 memory? Will it explode?

Any advice welcomed!

Oh yeah, I have a link to the site to show the exact memory but is taht poo-poo'ed in here or is it OK to post links? (It's not my site or anything - if it was I'd just buy a pretty little MacBook Pro!)

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JD - go to crucial.com, do the system scan. It will tell you everything you need to know.

I have recently bought 4Gig RAM kits from them for my Intel iMac and Mrs Grummash's MacBook and I can recommend them very highly.

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JamesDublin
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Icon 1 posted April 14, 2008 10:21      Profile for JamesDublin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey thanks! I'll check out the link.

Any thoughts on compatibility between the two types of RAM (as in, will the 1.67GHz RAM work OK in my 1.5GHz Powerbook)?

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Icon 1 posted April 14, 2008 10:44      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I went to Apple/support/powerbook and it looks to me like they both take 333MHz PC2700. But the 1.67GHz has note number 24. And that says


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The computers indicated by this note number use 1.25-inch PC2700 (also called DDR333) DDR SDRAM SO-DIMMs.
So you might want to stick with the RAM made for the 1.5GHz computer

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JamesDublin
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Icon 1 posted April 14, 2008 10:53      Profile for JamesDublin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks for that. It looks like they sell the same RAM from Apple themselves for each model of the 17' Powerbook.

This could be a good thing!

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