What type of RAM for powerbook g4 ???

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  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    hi, i need help from u guys here, i want to buy RAM for my sister powerbook G4,
    but since she 's overseas, i have no idea of what RAM to buy.

    her Powerbook is the 12" and G4 proccesor, she already buy that for about 2 years now. and she never upgrade the RAM from new which is 256 MB.
    now she asked me to buy another 512MB of RAM for her, but i have no idea of what type of RAM to buy, is it SDRAM, or DDR or DDR 2 ??
    can someone help me please ?
    thx :p
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Go to the apple sign - about this mac and tell us what processor.
     
  3. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    okay ill ask my sis tommorow, but yesterday she said if go to apple sign, about this mac, ram /memory speed is 133 mhz,
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    If it is a 12" screen Powerbook G4, then it has to be DDR RAM.
    The 867 MHz machine used PC2100 (266 MHz DDR which is 133 MHz memory buss) and the faster machines used PC2700 (333 MHz DDR / 167 MHz memory buss)

    If it is a 15" screen machine, then we need to know both the speed of the processor and whether it is Aluminum or Titanium -- or the model number of the machine would be even better.
     
  5. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it's 12" model
    and if i use PC2700 for older PB G4 is it ok ?
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    While you are encouraged to use the specified RAM for the model, a computer using PC2100 RAM will accept PC2700 RAM. It will just run at the slower speed.
     

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