12" Powerbook 867mhz Rev. A 1GB Ram Upgrade

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    Hi,

    I am wondering if anyone has successfully installed a 1GB Ram on the 12" PB 867mhz. I know that the specs says a 512MB upgrade is max, but I remember hearing that 1GB ram works as well.

    Just want to confirm that before spending $200 on the upgrade...
     
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    Damn, I have the same question. I've heard the same thing previously, but I don't know if anyone has gotten it to work.
     
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    I would be interested in this as well, but more so in some benchmarks afterward. If you do go ahead, please let us know.
     
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    My 1GB ram and 100GB hdd just arrived from newegg today. I will try to install both of them at the same time over the weekend. Is there an easy [and free] way to move all ur apps and documents from one hdd to another?
     
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    BTW, what benchmarks would be useful to run. Since I am upgrading my hdd as well, I am interested to see if that gives any performance boost or whatsoever.
     
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    nospleen

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    Go to versiontracker.com and download carbon copy cloaner, it works well and is freeware.
     
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    Good advice

    heljy: see if you can borrow a Firewire or USB2.0 2.5" enclosure to do the transfer with. Of if you can, buy yourself an enclosure and put the older drive into it as a backup.
     
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    That is exactly what I am doing right now. I have a firewire 2.5" enclosure and I am currently trying to clone my system hdd to it and then do the swap later. If all goes well, I will have a 40GB external hdd to replace my current 5GB :D


    And I am please to confirm that the 12" Powerbook 867Mhz aka Rev A. supports (unoffically) the 1GB upgrade.

    I got the KingMax 1GB PC2700 for about 180ish at newegg.com: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-155-111&depa=0 Shipping is super fast, ordered on Monday evening, got it on Thursday afternoon.

    Initial impression: I do not really see any improvement in day-to-day activities (emails; browsing; chatting) but I expect it to be really helpful when I am using photoshop or multi-tasking between different apps. I upgrade from 512MB.

    Here's a pic that I took: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~effendy/12_PB_867_Upgrade/DSCN4918.JPG

    Hope that helps!
     
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    I have transfered my hdd to my new hdd via a firewire enclosure. Do I just put the new hdd into the powerbook and it should just work?
     
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    Oh sweet. Thanks for being the first one down the well, and I really appreciate the link. Thanks again.
     

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