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I use a lot of big programs on my ibook G3(photoshop, Illustrator, Lightwave,etc) so I thought I would upgrade my RAM from 256 to 512 MB. I bought the ram from CompUSA (Canton PC133). My computer did not run faster and instead I was getting the Spinning Beach Ball Of Death trying to open program like Internet Explorer. I never noticed this ball before. So I returned the ram and put my old RAM back in (PC 100). I still the the spinning ball, but I can tell my computer works a little better (noticeable when minimizing pages).
I have repaired permissions and reset parameters, and performed hardware tests. no problems found. What could fix this problem? Would a new hardrive help?
Has anyone else had a similar problem?
I still want to upgrade my RAM. One person suggested trying the PC 100, someone else told me that I should only buy RAM from Apple. Does anyone have any advise? thanks.
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