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ScKaSx
Dec 23, 2007, 02:47 PM
Hi All,

I have the Aluminum Powerbook (M9676LL/A) and I wanted to upgrade the RAM and do anything else that might make the performance better. I plan to be running Tiger 10.4 on it and using it for basic performance (internet, music, word processing, etc.).

I was wondering should I add another 512 MB RAM to make the total to 1 GB,
or add a 1GB to make it a total of 1.5 GB?

Also any other suggestions for improving overall performance?

I also have an iMac G4 with 756MB RAM that I am planning to install 10.4 on. Any suggestions for upgrading this one (RAM and otherwise)?

Thanks.
Cheers,
ScKaSx



Eidorian
Dec 23, 2007, 02:49 PM
Go for 1.5 GB of RAM in the PowerBook.

I'd need to know more about the iMac G4 to advise on it.

ScKaSx
Dec 23, 2007, 02:58 PM
Thanks Eidorian,

Know any good places to buy RAM for my powerbook?

The iMac is the 17" model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G4)

Cheers,
ScKaSx

Eidorian
Dec 23, 2007, 03:03 PM
Thanks Eidorian,

Know any good places to buy RAM for my powerbook?

The iMac is the 17" model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G4)

Cheers,
ScKaSxThere are several 17" models. Could you narrow it down?

tingly
Dec 23, 2007, 04:25 PM
imac G4 is the sunflower imac

tristan
Dec 23, 2007, 05:01 PM
I go to www.dealram.com and usually end up going with 1800memoryforless or something like that.

As low as prices are, I'd say definitely get the 1GB module and take your system up to 1.5GB.

jnc
Dec 23, 2007, 06:01 PM
Is your PowerBook running with one 512mb stick? If not it'll be 2x256 and you'd have to replace both to achieve 1 or 1.5GB

ScKaSx
Dec 23, 2007, 08:31 PM
I was trying to determine the exact model but I'm not finding it easy:

Here are the specs from my system profiler (everything is stock):

Hardware Overview:

Machine Model: iMac
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.5.9f1
Hard Drive: 80GB
Display: 17" (1440x900)
DVDRW

Does that help?

Cheers,
ScKaSx

Eidorian
Dec 23, 2007, 08:48 PM
I was trying to determine the exact model but I'm not finding it easy:

Here are the specs from my system profiler (everything is stock):

Hardware Overview:

Machine Model: iMac
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.5.9f1
Hard Drive: 80GB
Display: 17" (1440x900)
DVDRW

Does that help?

Cheers,
ScKaSxYou'll be looking at DDR memory in this iMac G4 then.