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Old Dec 2, 2006, 11:03 PM   #1
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I have a Ruby G3 .. 450 Mgh with 256 mb of memory. I'd like to boost it to 512 or maybe 1g ... any recommendations?
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 11:20 PM   #2
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i had a 500MHz w/ 512 ram and it ran pretty damn good. but i'de go to 1GB. the more the better on the G3's.
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my bondi 333mhz only read 256 of my 512mb ram chip, even though it fit in the slot... make sure your ruby is capable before you spend the money on two 512's... migh have to settle for 512mb with two 256's. OS X also lost its stability and drifted off into lala land sometimes due to the unrecognized ram in there.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 11:34 PM   #4
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i believe the 450MHz is a slot loader. the max ram is can hold is 1GB
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my bondi 333mhz only read 256 of my 512mb ram chip, even though it fit in the slot... make sure your ruby is capable before you spend the money on two 512's... migh have to settle for 512mb with two 256's. OS X also lost its stability and drifted off into lala land sometimes due to the unrecognized ram in there.
The Bondi (233 MHz - 333 MHz) is a tray loading CD machine and takes PC66 SODIMMs, the 450 MHz is a slot loading CD machine and takes PC100 DIMMs. Completely different architecture.
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The Bondi (233 MHz - 333 MHz) is a tray loading CD machine and takes PC66 SODIMMs, the 450 MHz is a slot loading CD machine and takes PC100 DIMMs. Completely different architecture.
Yup, it's a tray loader alright... but it's on OS X 10.2.8 in the garage playing my iTunes library very nicely. Now they make iPods with more than 6 gigs.
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I have a really good story about a G3 imac. I was at work and some lady was talking to me about computers, and i have the little apple thing on my server book, and she told me she has imac that didn't work and if i wanted it i could have it. well i took it and it turns out that it was a imac g3 700 mhz with a 60 gig hard drive, with 265mb of ram. I was amazed, the thing isnt that fast but it is running the latest version of OSx and i upgraded to 512 ram, hopefully getting a gig for it soon,

But if you want to find out stuff about the older mac, go to http://www.lowendmac.com
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