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PowerBook G4 15" (FireWire 800): RAM upgrade issues

PowerBook G4 15" (FireWire 800): RAM upgrade issues

Over the past few weeks, a number of readers have reported problems with third-party RAM upgrades and the new 15" PowerBook G4. Symptoms have included random crashes and hard freezes, as well as problems starting up. Removing third-party RAM upgrade chips often fixes the problem.

A number of Authorized Service Providers have speculated that the new 15" PowerBook G4 is quite sensitive to "bad" RAM -- even RAM that appears to work on other computers, and even other PowerBook G4 models.

Did all your crashing problems disappear after removing your RAM upgrade? Drop us an email at Late-breakers@macfixit.com.

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