Buying RAM for a G4 PB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by floyde, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

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    Hi guys, I should know this stuff already since I'm a computer systems engineer, but I'm very software oriented and I only buy hardware every 4 four years or so... I just upgraded to Leopard and I feel that my 17" G4 Powerbook is still as good as new except for the fact that it only has 512MB of RAM. I want to buy more RAM for it, but it's been so long since I last bought RAM that I don't even know what type it uses... I don't even remember if there's a difference between your regular Windows Laptop RAM or not :eek:. So basically I just want to know what type of memory is compatible with a G4 PowerBook and what are the best brands out there. Thanks
     
  2. floyde thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    no this won't work. which model pb do you have? (ie processor speed) I thin you need pc2700 33mhz ram
     
  4. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Crucial

    Just go to crucial.com. Select your computer make and model from the pulldowns, and voila! It's been a while since I dropped more RAM in any of my machines, but whenever I do, that's where I order it.
     
  5. floyde thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's the last gen 1.67Ghz 17". I think it says it's backward compatible to PC2-4200. Does that mean it goes from PC2XXX to PC4200?

    I'd like to buy it from crucial, but I don't live in the US so I'd have to pay import fees and an expensive delivery. I do go there often, so I'd rather find something I can buy at best buy or circuit city.
     
  6. bthom70 macrumors member

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    Personally, I love Crucial and I spend thousands of $$ a year on crucial memory as an IT Manager supporting 90+ windows machines at work.
    However for my personal Apple machines I love Other World Computing, they seem to have the cheapest deals when I go looking. Here is the page for the Powerbook models.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/iBooks-PowerBooks/G4-Aluminum/

    I've also heard good stuff about Trans International.
    This link is a special discount page for XLR8YOURMAC and http://xlr8yourmac.com/

    http://www.transintl.com/store/moreinfo.cfm?Product_ID=205

    These 2 websites offer comparable prices. But I also factor in shipping and end up going with the cheapest overall purchase.

    Good Luck
     
  7. lord patton macrumors 65816

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