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PowerBook Ti RAM Upgrade
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Dec 20, 2007, 05:41 PM
 
My father has an original Titanium PowerBook 500 MHz G4, but I found out he's only running 256 MB of RAM! With a birthday coming up, more memory will be a nice gift.

I was looking at OWC and their RAM options, but I had a few questions.

--Is 1 GB the max amount of supported/unsupported RAM for this machine?
--Will the PC133 RAM work instead of the PC100? Will there be a performance difference?

Thanks in advance!
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 06:49 PM
 
1GB is the official maximum; even if it unofficially supports more, I doubt you can find 1GB PC133 SO-DIMMs.

PC133 will work, but yield no performance difference.
     
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Dec 20, 2007, 10:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
1GB is the official maximum; even if it unofficially supports more, I doubt you can find 1GB PC133 SO-DIMMs.

PC133 will work, but yield no performance difference.
Great, thanks!
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 08:08 AM
 
You may want to look at http://macsales.com too. They'll probably tell you exactly which ram you need and how much of it.

I can't imagine running OS X with 256 megs of ram.
     
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Dec 21, 2007, 09:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by tomrock View Post
You may want to look at Find the latest Performance Upgrades, Firewire and USB Hard Drives, SATA, Memory, Laptop Battery, and more at OWC too. They'll probably tell you exactly which ram you need and how much of it.
Which he linked to in his first post.
     
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Originally Posted by tomrock View Post
You may want to look at Find the latest Performance Upgrades, Firewire and USB Hard Drives, SATA, Memory, Laptop Battery, and more at OWC too. They'll probably tell you exactly which ram you need and how much of it.

I can't imagine running OS X with 256 megs of ram.
Thanks, yeah. Apparently he's been doing it for 6 years, too. The patience of a rock, I tell ya.
     
   
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