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Zimmy
Sep 21, 2006, 10:49 AM
Hi guys i got a 12" G4 powerbook, 867Mhz, love it to bits but the ram is being almost always been used up, i have swap files up to 1gb sometimes which is bad i know, i am looking into a macbook in december/jan, i just was wondering what is the maximum ram available on this machine?

currently i have the built in 128+512mb = 640mb

i found this link that says that the maximum is 640
http://66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:kzNc_58fWPUJ:www.mcsincorp.com/pdfs/PowerBookG4_12inch.pdf+PowerBook+G4+867MHz+12%22+(M8760LL/A)+maximum+ram&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=4

and then this link that says its 1152mb
http://www.memoryx.net/12pow86ti.html

so what is it really?

and is it really worth the extra $$ to upgrade the ram or just to save the cash and use it for the Macbook?

thanks again

Zim



Queso
Sep 21, 2006, 10:52 AM
I have the same machine. It was originally released with a max 640MB limit, but that was before the 1GB chips were released. There have been other posters here who successfully reported that they'd gone upwards of 1GB, so I think you'll be fine if you did.

It still wouldn't be as fast as a MacBook though.

GimmeSlack12
Sep 21, 2006, 10:53 AM
You could take out the 512 chip and put a Gig chip in there giving a total of 1128, I don't know how 1152 would be achieved. Either way I would say get the memory, cause the PB will still be very usable for another year or two (until software becomes too demanding).

Zimmy
Sep 21, 2006, 10:56 AM
Hmm.. i may just end i trying this, i just want to be able to use it for a few more months, before i get a new machine, i am happy with the powerbook, if i cant to keep it till everything is UB would be great..

zim

Queso
Sep 21, 2006, 10:58 AM
1024MB (1GB Chip) + 128MB (soldered on board) = 1152MB

weldon
Sep 21, 2006, 11:01 AM
128 built-in + 1024 chip

do the math

**Ooops. I got beat to it. **

Zimmy
Sep 21, 2006, 11:33 AM
So should i go for it, or should i just play the waiting game, i currently using anything too tasking on it at the moment, but i have a few websites to do and some designs in photoshop for a module at uni next month...

any ideas?

ZIM

GimmeSlack12
Sep 21, 2006, 12:11 PM
Dude, I said in my post to Do it. So let me say it again.

Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Convinced?