PowerBook Ram

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by RiseAgainst, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. RiseAgainst macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2003
    Okay, I was wondering, I have a 1 GHz 17" PowerBook and it says that the max ram it can support is 1Gig. Is that because you can only get 512 chips at the moment, or is it cause thats all it can recognize?

    Also, the new PB support up to 2 gigs. Does anyone know how many RAM slots there are?
  2. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    i was going to start another thread, but might as well ask it here:

    i was wondering exactly what type and specs the RAM in the new PowerBooks are, specifically the 15".

    i know it's PC2700, DDR 333. but i just want to know the specs so when i buy my third party RAM i'm not trying to put desktop RAM in the PB. or is there a difference?

    one description from OWC: "512MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz CL2.5 184 Pin Module". that RAM was only listed for use in the PowerMacs and xServe... but is the PowerBook RAM any different? do i have to get 'low profile' RAM?:confused:

    also just found these specs on OWC:

    512MB PC2700 DDR 333MHz CL 2.5 200 Pin Low-Profile (non-stacked!) Memory Upgrade for All PowerBook G4 17" & 12" Models

    Product Specifications

    Size: 512MB

    200-pin SO-DIMM

    DDR PC2700

    Data Rate = 333MHz

    CAS = 2.5

    1.25" Height

    Low Noise 6-Layer PCB

    Meets or Exceeds Apple Specifications

    Also supports PC200 CAS 2.0, PC2100 CAS 2.0 or 2.5 operation

    Fully complaint with JEDEC specifications

    Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty

    so when buying RAM for the new 15" PB, do i just have to make sure that it's 1.25" height & 200 pin? :confused: (of course being PC2700 as well).
  3. RiseAgainst thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2003

    the link CrazyEddie posted says that i can upgrade my 1 Ghz PB to 2 Gigs of ram.......im just making sure here....i dont want to buy a stick of 1 Gig and not have my system not recognize it.
  4. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    yeah, i've seen a few places that are saying the Rev. A 17" PowerBooks can take 2GB RAM. just have a look around the net at some places where you can upgrade your RAM, just to be sure.

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