What's the difference between "Built-in" Ram and...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Azmodon, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Azmodon macrumors member

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    What's the difference between "Built-in" Ram and just a normal profile (DDR SDRAM)? I'm gonna buy a 1 gig stick of RAM - I already have 768 (One "built-in" 256 megabyte stick and a 512 DDR SDRAM stuck). I'm thinking - can I pop out the built in stick to install the 1 gig stick or what?
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Depends on the Mac. Some Macs have RAM that's not removeable, for example the iMac I'm getting soon has 512MB built-in, as in you can't take it out. On others, the built-in may just refer to the stock amount that it came with. What kind of Mac are you talking about?
     
  3. Azmodon thread starter macrumors member

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    A 12" PowerBook G4.
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Ok, well, if you have one of the early G4 Powerbooks, like a 1Ghz one, they've got 256MB built-in which is non-removeable, so you can add at most an extra 1GB chip to get you up to 1.25GB of RAM.

    Hope that helps.
     

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