Kingston memory makes my powerbook freeze

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by stalet, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. stalet macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2005

    Ive bought a Kingston KTA-PB533/1G memory stick for my new 17 inch 1.67 - after looking at some pages in the buying tips section. And it freezes my computer after about 20 to 30 minutes of useage. I tried to remove the old (512 mb) chip but it still freezes.
    Even tho the ram test (both the long one and the short one) says that all the ram is ok.

    Is this caused by bad RAM - or is it just that kingston ram doesnt work on the new powerbooks ?

    Here is the link for the ram stick:

    Any suggestions ?
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2004
    According to your product link the ram is specifically for the new powerbooks.
    If thats the case, then it should be compatible and that would leave me to believe that the ram is bad. I would give kingston a call to make absolute sure the ram is 100% compatible with the new powerbooks, if it is then I would RMA it and get a new stick.
  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Return it and get a new stick, i have Kingston RAM in my iBook and its fine, usually Kingston make very reliable RAM,

  4. stalet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2005
    Ok, thanks. It seems that the stick is guaranteed to work on the new powerbooks, so ill go ahead and return it.

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