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Old Aug 29, 2004, 11:45 PM   #1
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upgrading RAM in Powerbook

Is it possible to upgrade both RAM sticks in a Powerbook (the one listed in my sig) or only one of them? I didn't get the single 512 stick but I would like to upgrade to 1 GB of RAM. Am I screwed?
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 12:03 AM   #2
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Am I screwed?
Pretty much.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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I'm kidding. It's actually possible for you to upgrade to 1.25 GB of RAM, at least. I may be wrong about this model but I think some of the RAM is soldered to the motherboard, and there is only 1 RAM socket. So, you could put a 1GB DIMM in there.
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I may be wrong about this model but I think some of the RAM is soldered to the motherboard,
In fact you are wrong, the 15" has two removable RAM slots so can accept up to two 1GB DIMMs.
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 08:01 AM   #5
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I'm having the same problem....two 256MB sticks. If you want 1GB total, you'll have to replace both sticks - best advice would be to sell them on ebay...I know it sucks...is price the only reason why 512MB is shipped with 2 256MB sticks instead of one 512MB stick?? Or is it stability?
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I'm having the same problem....two 256MB sticks. If you want 1GB total, you'll have to replace both sticks - best advice would be to sell them on ebay...I know it sucks...is price the only reason why 512MB is shipped with 2 256MB sticks instead of one 512MB stick?? Or is it stability?
...or just replace one slot with a 1 Gb stick (it is more expensive, but a reasonable option if you want to increase the RAM beyond 1.25 in the future)
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Old Aug 31, 2004, 05:22 PM   #7
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I got the OWC brand 1gig Ram at ~$267 or so. I can highly reccomend this as good quality and one of the best prices for trusted 1 gig ram.
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