12" powerbook memory

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by joystik, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. joystik macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2005
    hey guys i am gettting a 12" powerbook soon..it comes with 512mb memory..i am trying to max it out at 1.25gb of ram..should i just get another 1gb of ram, or should i sell the 512mb and get a 1gb and 256mb..to make it exactly 1.25gb?
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    You should check the Tech specs on Apple's website. The 12-inch powerbook only has one SO-DIMM slot.
  3. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    The RAM in the current 12" PowerBook comes as a 256MB non-removable soldered-in module and a second 256MB in the expansion slot. You'll need to remove this second 256MB and buy a 1GB stick to replace it.

    The very latest iBook has 512MB all soldered in one lump, with an empty RAM slot, so my guess is the next PowerBook revision will have the same.
  4. joystik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2005
    i am getting the latest model 1.5ghz..so i should remove the removable one and install a 1 gb? cause the one i am getting has 512mb already. guessing its 2x256 then.
  5. joystik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2005
    alright well i did some reasearch and found out size and ways to install it. can you guys recommend any good memory? i have been working with pcs all my life and love corsairs memory...but i'd go with anything thats good looking for 1gb.
  6. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Correct - if you have already ordered a PowerBook, that is.

    There are many rumours of PowerBook updates this week (although not sure about the 12 inch), which is why i emphasised the word 'current' (i.e. the 1.5GHz model)... if you haven't already ordered one it might be worth waiting a few days to check for updates... it's your call.

    Check out the numerous threads in the News and Buying Tips forums for further info.
  7. joystik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2005
    well yea i know about the updates already..been in the forums checking for updates daily...i can wait for updates but i probally cannot afford it...a local guy is selling me his 12" powerbook for 1300 its a super drive with 512mb and 80gb hd...even if i wait for the updated versions i wont beble to afford it..i was thinking about getting the 1.5 one now then wait for the rev b intel powerbooks. so by that time this one will be used out and i can move on to the newer intels..cheapest and best way imo.
  8. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    What type of stuff are you using the PB for? I bought a 1 Gig chip for my PB, but hardly ever use the majority of it. If you not doing anything super high stress, I would say just adding another 512 will do you more than fine.

    Although if your planning on keeping the PB for a long time, it might just be wiser to spend the money now, and be done with it.

    BTW, I think crucial is having a 5-10% off sale this week. Saw an banner ad here somewhere for it.
  9. joystik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2005
    i will be doing alot of photo shop and illustrator...art major...i like the size ncie to carry around but will be hooked up to a monitor when at home or when near one.
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    1 Gb is the way to go then

    Go with a reputable seller who tests and guarantees compatibility specifically with your model Mac, offers a lifetime warranty and a no-cost return if it doesn't work.

    In the USA I recommend Data Memory Systems


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