RAM upgrades

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  1. Kozzy McKoz

    Kozzy McKoz OT Supporter

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    I have a 12 inch aluminum 867MHz powerbook G4 with 256MB of RAM(weaksauce). I'm looking to get the RAM up to 1gig for Tiger. What's the best place I can order some?
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    see what speed you need then look on outpost.com

    i got a pc-2700 1gb kingston for 139.99 + $30 mail in rebate
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    What is the maximum ram capacity for the 867 powerbooks, i'm not familiar with those. If they can support 1.25 gigs of ram, heres the link to the great deal that pineapple mentioned: http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4389075
     
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    try to avoid kingston. I've seen a lot of problems with it. Crucial is "meh" but it's what apple uses, so it's fairly compatible. Corsiar is best. www.newegg.com will carry it.
     
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    Where would the speed I need be on my laptop?
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    Nevermind to what i said earlier. From what i understand, the 867 mhz pb can only expand to 640 megs of ram.
     
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    I thought it was 1280

    This site says it is

    http://memorysolutions.com/pog4al.html

    Is there any way to upgrade the processer too?
     
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    it will take a 1GB stick, with it's already on-board 256MB, which gives you 1280MB total (1.25GB).

    You cannot upgrade the CPU.
     
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    hynix is what was in my powerbook originally

    i havent had any problems out of the kingston stick
     
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    ugh, anything at fry's is 50/50 whether its busted or gonna work.
     
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    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    Have you tried Data Memory Systems? I've bought loads of Mac memory from them in the past, since that was their specialization when they first went into business. Their service is great, and so is their RMA system.

    www.datamem.com
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    I've heard similar stories too.
     
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    Should I go all the way up past 1 gig, or is 720 megs good enough?
     
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    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    I know that everything past 512 MBs from my own experience does a lot of good for performance. While going all the way certainly won't hurt, I believe it comes down to how much you're able and willing to spend on this purchase. :)
     
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    I was thinking about just getting a new Powerbook. The 867 seems wicked weak compared to the new ones. Would you guys recommend that?
     
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    keep it for a year and buy a Pentium M notebook from Apple :mamoru:
     
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    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    If that 867 model uses DDR memory, I wouldn't call it a shitty computer. I've seen better, but I've also seen much worse. Again, it's ultimately going to come down to whether or not you're willing to shell out more money for more speed.
     

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