05-04-2004, 08:11 PM #1wickedbusaGuestiBook G4 800 RAM Upgrade question
I am new to using Mac's and have recently made the switch from Windows. My iBook has met my expectations so far, but I want to upgrade the RAM to perhaps make it a little less sluggish. I see that Apple recommends a max of 640; however, I see that there are 1 gig RAM chips available. If I go beyond the recommended 640, will my computer get screwed up from it? I just want to use this laptop for a couple of months as I plan on getting a Powerbook soon. Should I just go with the 512 RAM upgrade instead? I have the iBook G4 800 mhz, 256 RAM, OS X Panther
05-04-2004, 08:14 PM #2TylerMoneyGuest
No your computer won't screw up. When they recommend that..they mean they recomend no less than that. As long as your iBook can hold more than that..the memmory will only do wonders for you.
05-04-2004, 08:15 PM #3TylerMoneyGuest
also, 1gig sticks are crazy expensive right now...hope you're willing to fork out like 400-500 bucks....I'd say get a 512 stick...and wait for the gig sticks to drop in price. But if you have the money, max that sob out, and rock on!
05-04-2004, 11:15 PM #4wickedbusaGuest
Should there be a big difference with the 512 upgrade?
05-05-2004, 11:52 PM #5tmjf_sifuGuestOriginally Posted by wickedbusa
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Increasing your memory does not increase the speed of your hardware. Increasing the memory enables you to have more applications open at one time. Also some of the processor heavy applications can use the extra memory, like photoShop.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
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