Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    powerbook upgrades
    When I bought my 12" powerbook G4 I was told the only thing I can upgrade is the ram. Is this true? I highly doubt it. On my old PC notebooks I found you can dive right in and tweek everything. If this is the same case, where is the best place to buy upgrade parts?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Nope its all soldered except the ram
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

  3. #3
    you can also upgrade the hard drive, which will void the warranty if not installed by an apple service tech.

  4. #4
    Thanks. That's good to know. When I bought this machine I couldn't afford the HD upgrade as I needed extra ram to run AutoCAD and virtual PC (yeah, I know it's horrible but it's better than sitting in front of a Dell all day). Maybe some day I can swap out the HD.

    Is there anyone who offers a faster HD that would work in my powerbook?

  5. #5
    Instead of swapping out the harddrive you might want to try getting an external one. I asked a computer tech guy and he said that you can get solid performance out of a good external harddrive given you connect it through firewire, since firewire gives and steady 400 MB per second and USB wavers. Just an opinion :p.

  6. #6
    oh yea external firewire harddrives can get up to 7200 RPM or higher I believe.

  7. #7
    I have a LaCie 80gb where I store most my stuff. The computer hd only includes my system and apps. It works just fine and dandy + you can just link up another one through firewire if you like, and *poof* even more storage space.

  8. #8
    You can also go to and get a superdrive (will probably void your warranty like the HD upgrade).

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Powerbook G4 1.67 upgrades
    By mr g5 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-14-2011, 04:36 PM
  2. Powerbook G4 Upgrades.
    By joshhtorg in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-20-2010, 11:03 PM
  3. PowerBook G4 - 17 inch - Upgrades!
    By jeeplover93 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-06-2009, 07:23 PM
  4. Older PowerBook Upgrades
    By deamon_knight in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-02-2008, 09:34 PM
  5. iBook vs. Powerbook (and Upgrades)
    By Applesatyr in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-27-2004, 11:18 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts