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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Last Generation G4 PowerBook 1,67 (1440x): max. memory Reply with quote

Hello.
Some questions about the Powerbook G4 1,67GHz 15" (1440x resolution, 128M VRam) I purchased lately.
This is the very last edition and seems to be the very best mobile PPC you can get, thanks Intel Mac.

First question:
    How much memory can it actually take. I know Apple says 2x1024M DDR2 = 2G. Has anyone tried 2x2048M = 4G DDR2 modules?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low End Mac suggests the max is 2G as well:
http://lowendmac.com/pb2/15-hd.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2GB DDR 1.67 with the 128MB video(though only 1280x), and it's a decent machine. I didn't even know they made DDRII models with the better screens or I would have held out for one of those. Infact my only gripe about it has been the resolution. [glsa[glsa=]=][/glsa]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was looking for this high resolution revision quite long. I think this was a final glamorous beat from Apple before leaving the legendary PowerBook series for ever, with 1440x960 for the 15-inch, 1680x1050 (!) for the 17-inch, as well as advanced PC2-4200 DDR2 memory.
But ok the MacBooks took over with the same resolution and memory specifications and at the time this screen resolution was becoming standard on Windows notebooks.

Currently a lot of these are snapped up for over 1000 € on ebay. Then some of them are around 1 year old, and have new batteries due to the recent recall of PowerBook G4 batteries. :wink:

Ok, first selling the supplied Operating System and additional software and then upgrading to 2048M max. DDR2 memory and a 160G PATA Seagate drive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Developer_Notes/Macintosh_CPUs-G4/15inchPowerBookG4 Reply with quote

Ok, here I found the apple developer docs [complete]. That's all I need to know. I just wondered, the successor MacBook takes the same DDR2 module but up to 4G.
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