Powerbook 15" RAM stupidity - Please help Mac Newbie

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gmoney, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2004
    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?

  2. macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2003
    Dallas, Texas
  3. macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    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.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2004

    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,


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