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rfd
Jan 7, 2008, 11:25 PM
Looking for input on how much memory is worthwhile on PowerBook w/ 1.5 GHz G4. Family debate is whether to just add 1G for total of 1.25G or buy two 1G modules and go to 2G. If the extra .7G won't mean much, not worth it from my pov. Hoping to keep this around for another 12-18 months and upgrade to Leopard as well.



macbanjo
Jan 8, 2008, 03:32 AM
I have the PB G4 1.25, and when I undated to Leopard I added 1gb to
mine to bring it to 1.25 and its been fine.
If I run Activity Monitor I am running around 681mb with 594 free(rounded-
off)
I run mail, photoshop and painter and sometimes jump on the web at the same
time.
I was looking at the same idea as you to keep it going for a few more months
till after macword at which time I want to get a new mac.
one thing i did before I added the ram was to have Activity Monitor running
and did most of the things I do with the mac to get a idea of ram being used
also.

bartelby
Jan 8, 2008, 04:03 AM
Just go the whole way to 2GB, you can get 1GB boards cheap enough now.

one1
Jan 8, 2008, 04:04 AM
RAM is too cheap not to have as much as you can stuff.

rfd
Jan 8, 2008, 07:50 AM
I have the PB G4 1.25, and when I undated to Leopard I added 1gb to
mine to bring it to 1.25 and its been fine.
If I run Activity Monitor I am running around 681mb with 594 free(rounded-
off)
I run mail, photoshop and painter and sometimes jump on the web at the same
time.
I was looking at the same idea as you to keep it going for a few more months
till after macword at which time I want to get a new mac.
one thing i did before I added the ram was to have Activity Monitor running
and did most of the things I do with the mac to get a idea of ram being used
also.


Thanks. Exactly the pov and suggestions that will help us out.