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I recall reading something on here about some cheap RAM upgrades, (1GB for like $150) And I'm wondering... how easy is it to upgrade your own ram on the G4 Powerbook?

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I recall reading something on here about some cheap RAM upgrades, (1GB for like $150) And I'm wondering... how easy is it to upgrade your own ram on the G4 Powerbook?

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Upgrading the RAM on Apple notebooks is extremely simple. Just be sure to buy quality memory.

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I recall one time I bought cheap RAM for my PC and it ran so hot you couldnt even get near it. I felt the heat through a 2" wood desk. Definatly get quality RAM.
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http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4158153

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Does that look like quality stuff?
Also, is there a walkthorugh online some where telling you how to open the Powerbook up without messing anything up royally?
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A lot of times the "premium" brand memory is the "cheaper" stuff only renamed and marked up to make it look like your getting something of higher quality. Thats Extremely cheap for a 1gb dimm....and the expense is at the quality. I would stay away form that type..Personally I would only get either Kingston, Corsair or Simpletech. Those brands have done very well and have never had any issues with either.
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What is the specific type of memory that the Powerbooks take?

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Stay away from crappy RAM. I've seen my PC (I'm switching!!!) die with low-budget RAM, and that's a scary thing to have happen in the middle of your joyous computing experience.
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http://www.macsolutions.com/ has specs on all memory. It might help when trying to find something compatible.
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What is the specific type of memory that the Powerbooks take?

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DDR PC2700 RAM

And adding new RAM is really simple. Unscrew a few screws and you'll see a slot for adding new RAM (You won't see anything else, just the RAM slot, so you can't screw anything up at all). You just pop the RAM in the slot and put the screws back, and you're PowerBook runs faster than an athlete on crack.

Good luck! And be sure to get some quality RAM!
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Hi,

I just ordered a 1GB stick and I have a PowerBook 15inch 1.25Ghz. I believe there is two 512 sticks in my machine right now.

Which bay would you all recommend I use for the 1 GB stick?

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It doesn't really matter, either bay should do the trick. You'll still have 1.512GB RAM, and the different bays don't really give greater performance or anything. So just slide out the nearest 512MB stick and slide in your new 1GB stick.

Good luck!
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It doesn't really matter, either bay should do the trick. You'll still have 1.512GB RAM, and the different bays don't really give greater performance or anything. So just slide out the nearest 512MB stick and slide in your new 1GB stick.

Good luck!
Cool -- I really appreciate the feedback.

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