Memory problem?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Nikore, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Nikore macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2004
    I recently bought an iBook to replace my dead PC laptop. I decided later on to buy some memory for it (256 wasnt enought for what I was doing), I followed all the directions listed in the book but when it booted it only shows 512MB of my 1gig memory card (half of it). I was wondering what cased this problem and if its fixabul or if I just happen to have bad memory?
  2. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    Here are the most likely problems (in order by likelyhood):
    1. You obtained the wrong chip from wherever you ordered it.
    2. Your iBook is broken or is the wrong model (the older ones might not recognize 1GB chips, and will reduce them to 512MB)
    3. Your RAM is bad.

    I've never seen RAM fail in that way, so that's why I put it 3rd.
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Any recent iBook should recognize a 1 GB chip. I've heard that sometimes the chips are mislabled from the factory. If possible, try putting it into another machine and see what it says. If not, call up the company and complain.

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