Powerbook RAM Upgrade


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Apr 7, 2005
Alpine, UT
Simple quick question...I have a 12" 1 Ghz Powerbook, 256built in, 256 additional, PC2100. I found a 1 gig PC2700 chip on ebay for a pretty good deal, and would like to know if PC2700 will still work in my Powerbook. Please and Thank you, the Wheeeez

Demon Hunter

macrumors 68020
Mar 30, 2004
It may clock down to PC2100 but you really can't be sure. The PowerBooks are very selective about which memory you can and can't use. It may work but you could experience crashes, kernel panics, etc. I guess you could try it and see what happens! :eek:

I wouldn't buy it... cheap RAM is never a good idea, especially if you're not even sure it's compatible!


macrumors 65816
Apr 13, 2004
New York
I wouldn't consider buying ram that was not made for my computer. Buy from a reliable source and make suer it's guaranteed to work.


macrumors member
Dec 23, 2004
You could try here


to see if you can see your model and then look at the ram they are selling. If it's same spec as ebay sticks then I'd say you'd be ok. At least on paper!

I've always found OWC to provide reliable compatible ram.

Best of luck
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