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    imac 800Mhz PPC G4 should I upgrade from 256MB memory

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    imac 800Mhz PPC G4 should I upgrade from 256MB memory
    Simple question.

    The imac seems to lag on ebay, opening photos etc (even with basic apps running). I know that windows pc's need about 768MB just to survive on modern (xp etc) os's do I reckon that 256MB is really pushing it, even for macs.
    Is it worth trying to obtain an additional 256 or a 512 module to reduce the lag or should I just put that cost towards a new imac?
    Is the symptom of - waiting 5 seconds for jpegs to open- and suchlike, caused by this 256MB system?

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    imac 800Mhz PPC G4 should I upgrade from 256MB memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy12345 View Post
    Simple question.

    The imac seems to lag on ebay, opening photos etc (even with basic apps running). I know that windows pc's need about 768MB just to survive on modern (xp etc) os's do I reckon that 256MB is really pushing it, even for macs.
    Is it worth trying to obtain an additional 256 or a 512 module to reduce the lag or should I just put that cost towards a new imac?
    Is the symptom of - waiting 5 seconds for jpegs to open- and suchlike, caused by this 256MB system?
    Absolutely. If you're running OS X, it will run a lot more comfortably with 512MB+.
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    imac 800Mhz PPC G4 should I upgrade from 256MB memory

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    Thank you for your prompt and clear reply. I will have a look at crucial, kingston and corsair for pricing, with perhaps a slight look at ebay.
    Thanks again.

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    imac 800Mhz PPC G4 should I upgrade from 256MB memory
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy12345 View Post
    Thank you for your prompt and clear reply. I will have a look at crucial, kingston and corsair for pricing, with perhaps a slight look at ebay.
    Thanks again.
    Another good place for ram.
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