Going to buy 12'' Powerbook..

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  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    quick question...im going to be buying a 12'' 1.5ghz power book which comes with 512 ram. on the site it says 256 built and another 256. (pic is below). so if i buy 1GB OF RAM, will i have to remove the other 256, then install the 1gb and only have a total 1.2gb?? can i take out and sell the other 256 ???
     

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  2. nightdweller25 macrumors 6502

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    Yup

    It has 256 MB of built-in RAM so if you add the the 1 GB stick it will be a total of 1.25, and sure, you can sell the other 256 MB of RAM.
     
  3. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hey night are u happy with ur 768???
     
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you will have to remove the 256 stick, and then you can insert your gig stick, for a total of 1.2GB.

    I have 768 MB of memory, in mine right now. Furthermore, I use the 20-inch cinema display, so I regularly have lots of applications and widgets open. It runs very smoothly. Photoshop, iMovie, and Garageband are fine too, but I wouldn't run those at the same time probably.

    I'm holding back on upgrading to more memory, until I decide, if I'm getting another Mac. 768 makes it a very capable machine. However, you will notice the difference, if you put the gig stick in there.
     
  5. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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  6. cooknwitha macrumors 6502a

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    I've got 1.25GB in my Powerbook and it runs very smoothly. It wasn't until gettiny my old iMac ready for sale I remembered how many times I got the coloured ball on that machine. The Powerbook now runs beautifully. Get as much RAM as you can afford.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hey AJ Muni, if you don't mind me asking, why are you getting a PowerBook? You won't notice a major difference between the iBook in your signature and the new Mac IMO. :)
     
  8. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    If you don't mind me asking, but why are you getting a 12" PowerBook when you have a 1.2GHz 12" iBook already? Unless you are going to wait for a PowerBook upgrade and get a 1.6Ghz 4778 with a 64MB Radeon 9700 or whatever it comes with.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    mad jew is the best.




    Sorry, just testing the echo. ;)
     
  10. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    It is coming through just as clear in New York as it is in Australia. Long live the well-deserved echo effect. I agree with the earlier poster's sentiment.
     
  11. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    i am happy with mine, but then i haven't tried one with 1.25gb
     

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