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itgoesbuzz
Sep 19, 2006, 12:34 AM
Sorry if this has been asked recently, (searched but couldnt find it) but i am thinking about upgrading the RAM on my 1.5GHz PB G4 from 1.5 gigs to 2 gigs of RAM. What type of performance increase should i see? Is it worth the money?



WildCowboy
Sep 19, 2006, 12:37 AM
It depends on what you do with your computer and how the current amount of RAM is handling what you're throwing at it. What do your current page ins/outs look like in Activity Monitor? Do you notice a lot of "beachballing" when you're working? Adding RAM doesn't speed a computer up...it only keeps it from slowing down. So if you're not going above what 1.5 GB can handle, the extra 512 MB won't help a bit.

itgoesbuzz
Sep 19, 2006, 12:47 AM
It depends on what you do with your computer and how the current amount of RAM is handling what you're throwing at it. What do your current page ins/outs look like in Activity Monitor? Do you notice a lot of "beachballing" when you're working? Adding RAM doesn't speed a computer up...it only keeps it from slowing down. So if you're not going above what 1.5 GB can handle, the extra 512 MB won't help a bit.

The only time i ever get a beachball is if an application hangs (always is Safari though), other than that no. I dont do much out of the ordinary email, papers, music, burn discs sometimes. page in page outs right now read 42220/1515, im gonna assume that means its not worth getting more? (sorry i dont know much about that type of stuff)

WildCowboy
Sep 19, 2006, 01:17 AM
You're in great shape with the RAM you have...definitely not worth bumping it.