2gb of ram in a 17" PowerBook G4 1gHz?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by johnnysaw, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2006
    I have a 17" PowerBook G4 1gHz with 1gb of ram currently installed (2x512). Technically this is the maximum ram for this computer according to Apple. I have heard I can upgrade to 2gb (2x1gb) and the reason for the limitation in the original spec was the 1gb ram stick for PowerBooks did not exist when the computer was released.

    Can anyone confirm or deny if 2gb of ram will work in my PowerBook?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    I don't see why not.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    According the mactracker you can put in 2gb's. I'm not entirely sure if you can though. Good luck.
  4. #4
    this site claims you can put in 2gb http://www.memoryx.net/17powtit1g.html . I would say you shoudl be able to. Its the same frame as the powerbooks had for a few years as far as motherboards etc, and i think it would work.

    just remember. you can only use Pc2700 DDR333. The DDR2 stuff and any other type will not work in your powerbook and make sure you are looking at notebook ram not desktop! :p big difference
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2006
    Thank you all. I'm going for it!!!
  6. macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2004
    breathe easy...only reason apple says 1gb is the max is because one gig sticks werent out back then. my cousin had the same computer running just fine on two gigs of ram.

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