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PowerBook G4 TI, upgrade or trash?


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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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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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Unless it doesnt work at all, dont trash it. Try selling on Craigs List or in a consignment shop somewhere first.

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I'll take it if you want to trash it!

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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!
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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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