The Powerbook G4 was the last generation of Powerbook series which was produced and marketed between 2001 and 2006 by Apple. At the time, the PowerBook was the fastest laptop available. There are two designs of Powerbook G4, the titanium body with 15? screen and translucent black keyboard and aluminum body with also aluminum keyboard in 12″, 15″, and 17″ screen.
The laptop was so awesome in fulfill your computing needs, but the weakness that makes many people had complaint is the memory. Some Memory for Powerbook G4 came in minimum value. This makes the demand for upgrading Powerbook G4 memory become increasing.
The process of upgrading the Powerbook G4 memory is unique, has a terrible side effect (because when there is a failure, the machine will get damaged which will void the warranty), and maybe quite difficult for some people. But if you follow the instruction clearly, you will get easily update it.
So, how we can upgrade if we still confuse how to buy the right Powerbook G4 memory.
Choose the memory:
First, find out about the memory type that has been installed in your Powerbook. You can check this by selecting About This Mac from the Apple menu. It is the secure way to make you sure that the new memory is suitable with your Powerbook. Different memory type will be not work and damage the system.
Then, assess the usage of the Memory to Powerbook G4. You can get the number by considering what application task you want to run. You need higher memory when you need to run multimedia or graphic application. It should be in proportional increment, either not too big or not too small.
And third, find the number of memory slots your Powerbook has. It is important so you can consider about the number of memory you will buy either physical number or byte number depend on the price.
Last, search the memory from internet or contact your trusted dealer.
Purchasing the RAM:
After you know what memory you will buy, next step is preparing for purchasing. First, know and plan your budget. Then, browse the product from internet or authorized dealer whether it is online or offline. When you browse, you can compare the price between the sellers.
You also can ask them whether you can get discount or great deals, so you can save the cost more. And also, talk to the expert about their opinion for the best memory chip suitable for the G4. The time when browse to find the right sellers, it is the time to learn more about the stores, price, and know deeper your memory.
After you find the place to buy and know that the memory is the best (in price and quality) for your Powerbook, for the last step, choose your payment method. When you choose the online seller, Paypal, credit card, or other media as chosen by the seller can be the method.
For these methods, you need look sharper about the authenticity of the Web when you purchasing online. Look that there is ?lock? symbol in the status bar, and when it pointed with the cursor, there will stated 128 bit encryption?
Powerbook G4 17 Memory needs to be upgrade for most users. The limited byte deliver to customer can be trouble when the laptop needs to run large or many applications. Hope with this article you know about the way you choose and purchase the right memory for the Powerbook G4.