Ram Compatability Between PBs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gujar, May 2, 2004.

  1. gujar macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2004
    I ordered 15inch PB Alu G4 1.33 gz, 256 mb .... last week and getting it on Monday. I am a life time windows user switching to Mac. This is my first mac and my use will be basic (i.e. heavy office use, internet, email etc). I won't be doing any graphics or games so thought 512 mb ram would be enough.

    Yesterday I bought 256 mb on ebay to add on. The ram I bought came out of Alu PB G4 1.25 gz (different processor speed than mine) as the owner is upgrading ram on his PB. The ram chip is made by Hynix and the specs for the ram chip are PC2700S-25330 256MB DDR 333MHz CL2.5 . I checked the Hynix web site for the details and it seems compatable with the PB (1.33 gz) that I am getting.

    Does anyone know if I will be able to use the ram chip that came out of PB with 1.25 gz processor in to PB 1.33 gz processor(every thing else is same in both PBs). And if I try it will I be causing any damage to my PB?
  2. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2004
    United States
    It should work fine. I don't think that they changed the type of RAM when they updated the PowerBooks. If you need help installing the RAM, look in your Owner's Manual - it's very simple.

    Congratualtions on the switch - (I'm a recent convert too!)

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