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I have a 12" Apple Ibook G4 800mhz - first of all roughly what is this equivalant to in terms of a pentium processor.

Secondly would you say it is worth upgrading to a new ibook 1.2gig processor and what kind of spec would this be equivlant to in terms of a pentium processor.

Finally where can i get ram from for an ibook in the uk and does boosting the ram give it a significat boost?

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I have a 12" Apple Ibook G4 800mhz - first of all roughly what is this equivalant to in terms of a pentium processor.
That's about 1.8-2GHz in Pentium terms.

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Secondly would you say it is worth upgrading to a new ibook 1.2gig processor and what kind of spec would this be equivlant to in terms of a pentium processor.
A 1.2GHz is about a 2.6-2.8GHz in Pentium terms. You don't really need to upgrade, I'll bet that your iBook works just fine and is pretty darn fast still. Macs last 7-8 years typically before they become 'obselete', whereas PCs last 2-3 years. You don't really need to get a whole new iBook, unless you want to be at the cutting edge of computer technology. Your old iBook should be fine.

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Finally where can i get ram from for an ibook in the uk and does boosting the ram give it a significat boost?
Kingston and Crucial are both excellent RAM companies (and Apple of course), and they all sell their products in the UK. I think your best bet would be to just upgrade the RAM. When I went from 256MB to 512MB I noticed a world of difference in practically everything I did.

You don't really need a new computer, 800MHz is still pretty darn fast, and with the RAM upgraded to the max, your iBook should be like new again. Unless you have a lot of money or want the cutting edge of comp technology, it's really not worth it to get a whole new computer.

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Hmm suppose you are right lol and it would save me a lot of hassle actually. Looking at my specs on the about section of my laptop i infact have 384 ram - thats strange i thought i only had 256.
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I have a 12" iBook 800mhz G3, 256 mb and want to upgrade the ram. Is this something I can do myself? Thing is, I can't seem to figure out how to get to the guts of the system. The only panel I see is for the battery. I don't want to have to send this thing out.
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to open the ibook you have to take off the keyboard, if im not mistaken. and it should be pretty easy to install the ram
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to open the ibook you have to take off the keyboard, if im not mistaken. and it should be pretty easy to install the ram
yup, there are 2 clips or tabs, remove the keyboard, remove the clip for the airport card, and voila, theres the ram. and additional ram is always an improvement, and if you keep up basic maintanence on your ibook, and have it correctly configured, and dont add a lot of unneccessary things, it should be fine. my g4 cube 450 mh currently runs like a 1.6 ghz g5 :cool:
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I have a 12" iBook 800mhz G3, 256 mb and want to upgrade the ram. Is this something I can do myself? Thing is, I can't seem to figure out how to get to the guts of the system. The only panel I see is for the battery. I don't want to have to send this thing out.
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Go to Help in the Menu bar and enter "installing memory". You'll find detailed instructions and diagrams. There are also instructions/diagrams on Apple's site and in the manual that came with your machine.

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