RAM for Powerbook...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by PlaceofDis, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    I have a rev a powerbook 12" it has been running with stock ram since i first got the machine, and since i upgraded to tiger i have noticed quite a slowdown when i have more than three apps or so open and i know that this is because of the bottleneck of my ram issue....

    now i have always planned on upgrading the ram, but being a college student it was hard to make it a priority....

    flipping through the adds today i saw this (hopefully the link works) but it is for K-Byte 512 PC2700 DDR ram @ 59.99, which i can certainly afford right now and would like to pick up. i know that it is basically a generic brand, but it does have a lifetime warranty, but my question is if it will work with my powerbook?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Does Best Buy say it will work in your Powerbook?
    If not, then it's a crapshoot.

    I just hate that "Regular $199 you save $140 now only $59.95" B@!!$#!^

    You want a SODIMM that is tested and guaranteed to work in your Powerbook, and has a lifetime warranty for $59? Do yourself a favor and buy from a vendor who knows and supports Macs.

    http://www.datamem.com/AMM12.asp

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I would go to a known quality retailer like OWC or Crucial.

    You should be able to get a pair of 512 sticks bringing your PB
    up to snuff for a reasonable price without sweating quality.

    I've had to return RAM to both BestBuy and CompUSA.
     
  4. tsk macrumors 6502a

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    Actually he can only get one stick for the PB. The 12" has 256MB already soldered on.
     
  5. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Ooops! forgot that problem.

    OK so ONE real nice 1 GB stick
     

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