View Full Version : 1Gb RAM issue on Powerbook 1.0Ghz

Mar 17, 2009, 11:12 AM
I am having a bit of an issue with installing 1gb sticks of memory on a powerbook 1.0ghz 15" FW800 (Ali model).

It is quite happy with 2 x 256 or 2 x 512 but if I try and install 1gb sticks it freezes within 30 secs of booting.

I have checked the specs and this model should be able to except 2 x 1gb. I understand there was/is a problem with some models in the way they distribute power and this model falls within that range. I am not certain of the exact details as it was something that was mentioned on the apple support forum.

Is this a common issue which many people have experienced? Is there any work around or am I stuck with only being able to use 2 x 512mb?

Apologies for waffling and thanks for any advice.


Mar 17, 2009, 11:39 AM
More importantly why are u still using a powerbook? My old celeron dell laptop is faster.

Mar 17, 2009, 11:43 AM
You wouldn't happen to have one of the Powerbooks mentioned in this lawsuit would you?

Apple faces lawsuit over defective PowerBooks

It seems a number of Powerbooks suffered from defective ram slots, with issues much like the one you are describing.

Mar 17, 2009, 03:20 PM
Not sure if that is the same issue or not :confused:

Both my RAM slots are working, just not with 1gb sticks!!