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rattamahatta 02-22-2010 09:20 PM

Installing more RAM for a Powerbook G4
Hi, I've had a Powerbook for a few months now and have been quickly filling it with music and ebooks and all that, so now only have about 3 GB left free out of the 56 GB I started with.

So, since the memory on this is 512 MB, I was thinking of getting another half a GB of RAM and installing that, as the Powerbook's started running pretty slowly sometimes.

I'm kind of a Philistine when it comes to computers, so explain to me slowly whether or not installing the extra RAM would mean I had more usable space for MP3s, Logic etc. And if not, what I should do instead.


rattamahatta 02-22-2010 09:37 PM

Thanks for the answer, Chas. I'll do that.


Chud 02-24-2010 02:26 AM

I just picked up a new Seagate 160 GB drive for my Powerbook G4 for $90, though there are bigger Western Digital drives. Seagates seem to perform better so I prefer the smaller better performing drive. Remember that you are looking for an ATA drive not a SATA drive.

As for memory, sounds like you are in stock config so that means you have 2 256MB chips. I ran a 1GB and a stock 256GB for years in my Powerbook with great results.

TechieJustin 02-24-2010 03:24 AM

Is it one of those 12" PowerBook G4s? Those are awesome!

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