My Laptop

Posted by: Anonymous

My Laptop - 12/11/01 07:28 PM

OK guys here is one for you.<br>I have a lambard G3 laptop. I wanted to max out the ram<br>I bought the lower slot 128 and a 256 chip for the top.<br>the problem is it will never shows anymore than 196 megs<br>Is my laptop configured with just 196?<br>I have tried to put the 128 in the bottom only and it comes up showing 64 meg if I put the 256 in the lower slot it shows 128<br>and if I put the 256 in the bottom and a 128 in the top it only show 196. <br><br>I am stumped<br>bofreddy<br><br>Your tone, It's all wrong. Do it again and I'll stab ya in the face with a sawdering iron!!! "Joe Dirt"
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: My Laptop - 12/17/01 03:01 PM

You didn't mention which speed the memory is (PC66 or PC100). Although theoretically, all PC100 should work in a PC66 machine, I have seen certain brands that will not clock down to 66 in the Lombards and Wallstreets, requiring either PC66 or another brand of PC100. <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: My Laptop - 12/17/01 04:48 PM

The Lombard (or G3 bronze keyboard) can access 512MB of RAM maximum.<br><br>I'm unsure about the speed of PC memory and would rely on the advises of a reputable Mac online or storefront dealer. I would tend to agree that either PC 66 or 100 would work, but you could easily check this online with one of the big memory dealers.<br><br>Sadly, I have a bad feeling about your comments. I've usually seen similar situations with Macs that had mother board problems. However, such often are accompanied by odd crashing and startup problems, especially the latter. <br><br>Sadly, hardware problems encountered as you describe are not at all predictible and are best checked with an authorized technician.<br><br>To avoid that expense you might try to exchange the memory with the seller. Knowledgeable sellers, using Ramjet as one example, when discussing such issues on the phone or by email can often provide some insight into such problems, providing you with some free tech support in the process.<br><br>I sincerely hope I'm wrong about this matter, but defective memory usually doesn't show up all.<br><br>You might want to double check the Apple Knowledge Base for specs on max memory for the Lombard. Early beige G3 desktops and the first G3 Powerbook (Kanga??) had limits in the 160-192MB range. <br><br>My recollection (a comment which should give anyone pause!) is that both the Lombard and Wallstreet could access 512MB and that this was bumped to 1GB with the Pismo.<br><br>Good luck.<br><br><br><br>128k_Mac<br><br>"The box said 'Requires Windows XP or better' so I bought a Macintosh." - Anonymous