View Full Version : Powerbook 15" RAM stupidity - Please help Mac Newbie

Apr 17, 2004, 08:54 PM
hey everyone, i'm a recent converter (windows to apple) and have this wonderful powerbook 15". i was told not to buy the extra RAM from apple and to just buy and install a 512MB card separately and for much cheaper.

sounds good, but despite my cautiousness, I bought the wrong card! I know b/c the darn thing doesn't fit; not even close...

Can some PLEASE make it really easy for me and tell me EXACTLY what 512MB RAM card I need for my powerbook? a link would be even better...

I foolishly bought this:
Kingston 512MB 333MHz DDR PC2700 DIMM CL2.5
What am I just not getting?


Apr 17, 2004, 09:35 PM
Go to crucial.com, choose apple, choose powerbook, choose 15" G4 1GHz (or 1.25GHz).

The type of RAM you need is DDR333 PC2700, SODIMM!!

The link on crucial is -

with the SODIMM's at the bottom of the page.

check http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html for the specs.

Hope that helps.

Apr 17, 2004, 09:42 PM
Assuming you have the new 15" Alluminum powerbook, here is what you are looking for: http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=6220&Item=OWC2700DDRS512A

I have bought ram from this company (Other World Computing) before and have had great experience.

You probably made the mistake of getting ram for a desktop computer, which in most cases, is physically larger.

Apr 18, 2004, 09:56 AM
Thanks guys. I guess I got SO-DIMM and DIMM messed up.

Thanks for the links and all the help...Now I just need to ebay my other one....

Thanks again,