Does my ibook need more memory?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by david75, May 7, 2004.

  1. david75 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2004
    Paris, France
    I recently acquired an ibook G4, 933mhz, 128 Mo. I have installed Quark, PS, Illustrator and a few other programs and have noticed that the ibook is slower and sometimes takes ages to change from one program to another.

    Is this because I'm lacking in memory. If so, what should I get?? 256?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    You should definately get more. Mac OS X requires 128 MB as a bare minimum, but it will not run well on that. 256 MB will probably also be slugglish, but an improvement. I believe the maximum on that model is 640 MB, so I'd suggest you get that much. It will make a huge difference in speed.
  3. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    even when my b&w had the original G3/350 cpu it ran panther quite well. this is because I had 512mb of ram in it.

    to make osx run better a ram upgrade is almost always the best and cheapest route to a faster mac. 512 seems to be the sweet spot for osx. when I ran jaguar on 256 it was quite laggy.

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