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iBook - More RAM equals what exactly?


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I am thinking of adding more RAM to my G4 iBook... doubling the current 512MB to 1GB. Where exactly will I notice the advantages of the extra RAM? Using photoshop etc for complicated/labour intensive tasks only... or will it 'speed up' everything generally? Thanks
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Pretty much everything will be quicker, photoshop, the web, etc...
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I had a g4 ibook (still do, but the screen is broken, take a look at my pic on the left) anyway, I upgraded my ram to 1gb. Photoshop no longer lagged, it booted up rather qucikly, not as quick as my macbook, but the boot-up time was almost cut in half. C&C ran faster, safari moved quicker. The difference is hugely noticeable. Adding more ram is the best user level hardware upgrade you can do. You will definetly notice the difference!
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Thanks for your replies... I have just a conversation with a colleague... his reply: 'you prob. won't notice much difference... extra 'speed' will only come from a faster processor... defragmenting the HD is prob just as useful as adding more RAM'...

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Here's a good article, I am no computer whiz, but I noticed a HUGE difference in my g4 ibook after upgrading the ram. I never defregged the hd, never upgraded the processor, nothing but adding ram and the difference was huge.
http://www.macworld.com/2006/02/feat...dram/index.php
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That's ok jaster... I will take great delight in telling him he's wrong!
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