01-12-2004, 09:58 PM #1StealthModeGuestUpgradind from 512mb RAM worth it?
Just curious if I upgraded to more RAM, how much it would help as far as speed goes. Right now I have 2x256mb, wish I would have gotten one 512 instead Now if I want a GB I'd have to get either 2x512's, or 1gb stick. I am thinking of maybe adding some in the next couple months.
01-12-2004, 10:33 PM #2StarMantaGuest
I think OSX does a very good job of handling virtual memory when the RAM runs out, but more memory is always a good thing. Whether it's worth the price of 2 512's depends on what youre running. right now i'm on 512 MB and it doesnt ever seem to slow me down, and i always have tons of stuff open.
01-13-2004, 01:39 AM #3mattkGuest
mine has 2 256 also.. and i want more...easiest way i figured was to get a 1 GB and then keep in a 256 also... and then... sell your other 256?
then again ihad my PB only 1 week, so i dunno what im talkin about
01-13-2004, 02:40 PM #4StealthModeGuestOriginally Posted by mattk
In the future I probably will upgrade some more. Not doing to much graphics editing on here yet either, so I can wait. For what I have been doing with it so far, it's been working great.
01-14-2004, 12:40 PM #5brodyGuest
i upgraded from 512 to 1gig. i can't really tell the difference in most situations. i mostly use my powerbook for photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver and flash. i am just learning flash though. i think once i get more into it, or maybe even into some video editing i'll be able to tell.
it runs 512 damn smooth though.
if you're upgrading, i'd buy 2x512 and just ebay your 256 sticks. i paid the extra $100 to have 1x512. it was easier to upgrade, but it might have been cheaper to just have the stock 2x256....sell them both and buy new. those 1 gig sticks would be nice, but they're $600!!!
01-16-2004, 05:33 PM #6iKwakGuest
Very worth it. Ram is very beneficial for today's softwares.
01-20-2004, 01:14 AM #7StealthModeGuest
How much do you think I can get for my 2x256?
01-21-2004, 12:08 AM #8
Do it, 1GB is way faster gaming wise,
Go to memory X they have the samsung originals.
Smart thing to do.
Selling (2) 256MB SDRAM PC133,144pin Original Samsung Memory for Powerbook G4,
Modules used since purchase on 7/27/02 until I removed them on 11/13/03, PM me for details.
01-21-2004, 12:32 AM #9JazzTrptGuestOriginally Posted by GT5.0
01-24-2004, 04:24 PM #10StealthModeGuest
Well I can get the 1gb kit from memoryx for $272, I think I will order it next month. I noticed when I was doing some graphics projects with both Illustrator and PhotoShop going with multiple windows opened for different graphics, it was kind of slow when applying filters, or anything like that.
02-07-2004, 02:08 AM #11cthreeGuest
I just bought a 15" PB and I ordered a single 512 stick. I can get another stick from crucial for $129, half what apple wants. The $ for the single stick is always worth it. Better if they offered no RAM but it's the second best.
RAM and lots of it is good mmmkay
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