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    Feb 18, 2007
    G3 IBook 700 Mhz, 256 MB RAM, 16 MB VRAM
    will 512 RAM stick make difference in iBook?
    So I just acquired a G3 700 Mhz iBook with 256 MB of ram and I was wondering if i were to buy a 512 MB stick would it make a drastic difference in performance? It's running Panther right now and it runs decent but my video is extremely choppy especially when trying to stream video. I've done a little research and it seems these models have that problem with streaming video.I was just curious if it was worth the 90 bucks to buy the ram stick or should i just not bother?

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    Jan 14, 2005
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Mac Mini, iPad Air 2, iPhone 7+, Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple Watch (38mm Link Bracelet)
    Yes it will. Doubling the RAM will definitely be noticeable, and every meg is worth the money. However, the best value for a stick these days is a 512Meg if not a Gig. I don't know whether your G3 can hold that much at all, but I'm just saying that 90 dollars for a 256 MB stick is not the best value per MB you're getting.
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    Dec 08, 2005
    iMac G5, 17", 160 GB, 512RAM/ iPod 1gen, 15G/iPod video black
    You should be able to get 256MB chip for 42$ and a 512 for less than 60$.

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    Member Since
    Dec 02, 2006
    iBook G4; 1.07 GHz; 512 MB; Radeon 9200; 40 GB HDD -- best prices around the net

    ...and yes, RAM upgrades are ALWAYS worth it; got to get me some more on my iBook soon

    Edit: Don't buy anything bigger then 512MB ram; your iBook comes with 128MB and maxes out at 640MB.

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