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blasphemy
Sep 22, 2010, 05:26 PM
Okay this is my first post on here, ive been a PC guy all my life and just got a ibook for free from a friend and id like to upgrade the RAM and Harddrive on it, My question is whats the Max RAM i can install on it and How big of a HD can i put on it? Ive looked this up but im getting so many models that its kinda hard to figure out. At the moment im installing MAC OS X 10.4.6

thanks! :)



blasphemy
Sep 22, 2010, 06:47 PM
anyone have any ideas? i know i shouldn't double post but its urgent :D

dmr727
Sep 22, 2010, 06:54 PM
http://lowendmac.com/pb2/12in-ibook-g3-500-mhz.html

Is that your machine? Looks like you can support up to 640MB of RAM, and as far as HDD, any 2.5" ATA drive should be fine.

raysfan81
Sep 22, 2010, 07:01 PM
http://lowendmac.com/pb2/12in-ibook-g3-500-mhz.html

Is that your machine? Looks like you can support up to 640MB of RAM, and as far as HDD, any 2.5" ATA drive should be fine.

Don't those models have the 128 gb limit for the hard drive?

PowerGamerX
Sep 22, 2010, 07:07 PM
Don't those models have the 128 gb limit for the hard drive?

I think its just a usable limit. I believe you can put in a 320gb even and still use the hard drive. However, only 128gb of it.

MacHamster68
Sep 22, 2010, 07:15 PM
I think its just a usable limit. I believe you can put in a 320gb even and still use the hard drive. However, only 128gb of it.

yes you could even fit a 750gb harddrive inside as long as its a p-ata (ide)
but for data safety it should be formated in a just below 128 gb partition and in a free space of the rest

blasphemy
Sep 22, 2010, 08:21 PM
this may be a newbish question but will this HD be compatible with the ibook? and can i find this cheaper! ha

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136130

drewdle
Sep 22, 2010, 09:58 PM
this may be a newbish question but will this HD be compatible with the ibook? and can i find this cheaper! ha

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136130

Yes this will work. Cheaper? I bought a 160Gb for the same price that was Seagate, but I got it for that cheap because a local builder was trying to clear out old stock and wanted it gone. Western Digital is a good brand.