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  1. #1

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    Jul 14, 2011
    Unhappy PowerBook G4 TI, upgrade or trash?
    So i have a PowerBook G4 15' TI with the lowest specifications you could ever have!

    It's equipped with:

    400MHZ processor
    256MB Ram
    20GB HD

    The PowerBook is in mint condition and have everything working as it was supposed to work but for me i can't do most of my daily tasks on it, i can't even watch YouTube videos and any online flash will just cause the G4 to freeze for a minute or two!

    I was told to upgrade the Ram to its max (1GB) but i think the low processor will keep things as they are!

    so do you recommend me to upgrade the ram? does it even worth it? or should i just trash this and get a new one?

    Any suggestions are appreciated, Thanks in advance.

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    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    I would not trash it for the sake of having a spare but I would get a new one also if you can find the ram why not it will help some.

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    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    Unless it doesnt work at all, dont trash it. Try selling on Craigs List or in a consignment shop somewhere first.

    I am still trying to sell my Dual Core Win7 machine even though I have upgraded to 2011 17" MBP.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    Apr 20, 2009
    6.1 Mac Pro - 5.1 Mac Pro - 4.1 Mac Pro - 15" MBP - 13" MBP - 17" PB - PM G5 - Apple Watch 42mm
    I'll take it if you want to trash it!
    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 14, 2011
    Thanks for above posters but does anyone has an experience with G4 ram upgrade? as i don't think the 400MHZ processor will just keep things as they are so it would be a waste of money!

  6. #6

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    Mar 16, 2007
    I don't think a RAM upgrade will help you much. Flash is running on your CPU. Upgrading RAM will help opening more apps and switching between them, but not running CPU intensive tasks any faster.

    If you think about upgrading to a newer model put the money towards that.

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