0.75GB or 1.25GB of RAM in an ibook G4

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  1. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    i'm going to be upgrading the RAM in my new ibook, my question is it worthwhile to have 1.25GB of RAM?

    since the ibook's bus is so slow i'm thinking i won't see any difference between adding a 512MB module and a 1GB module

    anyone have any experience with this? i do multi task a lot (word, excel, ichat, mail, safari, stickies, itunes, iphoto, etc all open at once) and do some gaming on my ibook
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Yes, if you can afford it, get it.

    I get near the limit with 768 when using Photoshop on mine. You'll appreciate the extra memory.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I just bought RAM from crucial for my brother's new ibook. I was going to get the 512, but the 1 gig was only $25 more ($109 vs $134 or something). Do I want 512 MB of RAM for $25? Um... yes.
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Have a look at this thread that I created earlier. Gives some idea of prices. It seems that the 1GB sticks have recently crashed in price.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Go with 1.25GB of RAM- especially since you use multiple programs at once.
     
  6. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I got 768MB Of ram just because the extra 512 was cheap. I didnt get the memory from apple however.

    I mean, the more ram the better sure. But i bought an iBook becuse I knew i wasnt going to do anything super intensive anyway. So this amount of ram is great for me.

    If you can afford it, get as much as you can. It wont hurt
     
  7. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on getting 768MB on my 12" PB because I am just going to be regular stuff. Word, iTunes, Safari. That is probably what I will be running most of the time. Every now and then lite photo editting with Photoshop Elements. I figure that the 512MB is adequete but want to be safe with the extra 256MB of RAM. That is what I have come up with after being on these forums.
     
  8. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    more memory the better, anyway that you look at it. If you have the extra cash, go with 1.25
     
  9. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm... much bigger price difference with these guys then crucial.
     
  10. Mood macrumors regular

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    he doesn't want to know if it's worthwhile to go for the 1 gig chip. he wants to know if the difference between 768 and 1.256 is noticeable (kinda like comparing a 1.2 g4 and a 1.3 g4 very negliglbe)
     

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