Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook
Hello all, basically I was wondering what might have happened with the memory on my Powerbook.
When I bought it, it showed 1.33GB RAM, whenever I clicked on "About This Mac".
But now, it says "256 MB Built-In".
So I was just wondering where over a gig of memory could have gone.
Any guidance greatly appreciated.
Your memory most likely hasn't physically gone anywhere. There's two possibilities:
1) You've mistakenly confused the 1.33GHz processor speed as 1.33GB RAM. Not sure that 1.33GB RAM is possible on these, as there was always 256MB RAM soldered on the motherboard, and maximum you could add would have been 1024MB (1GB) extra. That would still yield only 1280MB, though.
2) You did have 1.33GB RAM at some point previously, and the RAM chip installed in there has failed. Usually when this happens, the computer will tell you with a service tone (or series of service tones) at startup instead of the usual boot chime.
Hope this helps :)
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