Thread: Upgrading RAM in 867 PBook ?
08-11-2003, 02:04 AM #1EyenovationGuestUpgrading RAM in 867 PBook ?
Crucial RAM for PB
I'm looking to upgrade my RAM in my 15" PB 867. I know that Crucial makes very good memory but am wondering if it's the best for what I need.
1. Is Crucial the way to go?
2. Can I perform the update myself? I know you remove the keyboard to expose the innards, but then what?
3. How many RAM slots are there in the PB? What can I do with the 256 already in there?
08-11-2003, 09:15 AM #2hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Eyenovation
1. I would guess, they make some pretty high quality ram. When i go to upgrade mine to 1GB of ram, I will probably buy mine from Crucial
2. The ram update is really easy. You pull the keyboard off with the little tabs between the esc and F1 keys and the f11 and f12 keys. You may have to loosen the screw between F5 and F6, but it will pull right off. The ram bays are right there under the middle of the keyboard. Just snap the new ram in, put the keyboard back on and turn the machine back on and you should be all set.
3. There are 2 slots in the Powerbooks, im pretty sure you can either leave the 256 in there or upgrade it to a 512 and get 1gb of ram. I have a friend with an 867 powerbook so i will ask him and make sure that i am correct in my answers, but if i recall the 1ghz and 867s are pretty much the same, except for processor speed.
08-11-2003, 10:23 AM #3
Was looking into this yesterday.
The 867MHz Powerbook can utilize 1GB of RAM. I was looking at prices at http://memoryx.net. I have purchased RAM from them before, and would definately do it again.
Didn't know it was that easy to get to the ram slots though Really cool.
08-11-2003, 11:03 PM #4JazzTrptGuest
I have ordered memory from www.4allmemory.com. I have had it in my G4 tower for about 6 months and everything's been great. When they accidentally sent me RAM for the wrong system bus, they were very easy to contact and offered to replace it for free. No hassles!
08-12-2003, 12:12 AM #5Ripped85Guest
is 1ghz ram enough to handle anything out there today? This is the hardest decision of my life so far lol...decided which notebook to get...sager,dell, toshiba or a powerbook...im dying
08-12-2003, 12:20 AM #6hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Ripped85
08-12-2003, 02:53 AM #7Ripped85GuestOriginally Posted by hokiethang
08-12-2003, 02:55 AM #8Ripped85Guest
o yea...and play some games...warcraft and whatever else come out for mac that seems to be good...and will it be able to hand first person shooters?
08-12-2003, 09:49 AM #9hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Ripped85
08-12-2003, 10:49 AM #10Ripped85GuestOriginally Posted by hokiethang
08-12-2003, 04:16 PM #11hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Ripped85
08-12-2003, 07:21 PM #12
My recommendations for ANY computer is to max out the RAM to as much as the motherboard will accept. If it can support multi-GB than at LEAST 1 GB.
08-12-2003, 08:46 PM #13Ripped85GuestOriginally Posted by Emrys
08-12-2003, 08:51 PM #14hokiethangGuestOriginally Posted by Ripped85
Its probably cheaper to buy the single dimm 512 with the powerbook and then ordering the other 512 from somewhere else. It is fairly easy to install the ram yourself, all the instructions are in the manual or can be found earlier in this thread. Some of the ram providers listed across the forums/this thread, have the ram for under $100, where apple wants $200 for the same ram.
08-12-2003, 09:07 PM #15Ripped85GuestOriginally Posted by hokiethang
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