Nov 29, 2006, 04:22 AM
A friend of mine had a 15" Powerbook G4. She has two memory modules of 256 MB installed and now she wants to upgrade.
Is it possible to replace one 256 MB module by a 512 MB module (so she'll have 768 MB in total). Or do the memory modules always have to be of the same capacity (2x 512MB)?
Nov 29, 2006, 04:48 AM
They can be different capacities. :)
Nov 29, 2006, 06:46 AM
Check out the section SUPPORT>MANUALS and do a search using "replacing RAM expansion card Powerbook G4".
This brings up a list of manuals for each specific Powerbook.
Open the relevant "Getting Started" Manual and go to "Adding Memory to your Computer" - this tells you what you need to know regarding capacity, access to the RAM cards, slots etc.
I am in the process of doing the same thing but seem to have encountered a problem:
I have a 15" Powerbook 1.25GHZ (basicllay the same config as the 1.33 - 1.5GHz model, with Superdrive. I tried to install a 1GB card in the top slot, leaving one of the original 256 cards in the bottom slot.
When I restarted, it made all the sounds as though it was starting up, but my screen remained black. I tried a restart several times.
I then changed the new card back for the old 256, and restarted, only to find that not all my keys work now, so I am unable to log in using my password.
Not sure why any of this has happened - I bought compatible RAM according to the manual, so just be aware that it isnt as easy as it seems...
Anyone have a solution for me?