Memory Upgrade for a Power Book G4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fbgibbons, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. fbgibbons macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I have a Powerbook G4, with a 1.5 GHz Power PC G4 Processor and 512 MB memory. I recently installed Leopard, which has slowed down everything I do. It was recommended that I upgrade the memory capacity. What kind is recommended? How much? Is this something I can do at home or not? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. DanBUK macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    Hi. There are a bunch of 3rd party RAM sellers, probably rhe best known are Crucial. They advertise pretty widely.

    I use my 12" G4 powerbook 1GhZ still and have leaopard on it- I will be honest- I did not notice a speed drop when I upgraded.

    I bought a 1Gb RAM upgrade from Crucial using their memory advisor (I think that is what it is called)- you put in your model of computer and it tells you the maximum it can take and what kind of RAM you should buy.

    Having said that, I bought some extra for my girlfriends old HP laptop and it made it crash. No probs on my mac though.

    Good luck, lets keep those PowerPC chips going for a while yet!:D

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