How much could I gain from RAM in my iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jiddick ExRex, Jul 23, 2006.

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    Jiddick ExRex

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    Admitting to myself that I do not need to rob a bank or borrow money from near dead relatives to get a MBP (although it's bitchin'), I decided 512 RAM is too little for my Photoshoppy taste, so I want to upgrade my current iBook. My question is how much I would gain when I have my Ultrasharp 2005 FPW hooked as an external display (yes, I used spanning Doctor). Exposé is really laggy due to the 32 MB vram, so would it be unlaggable if I went to 1.5 GB RAM?

    Any experiences?
     
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    iBookG4user

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    tell us how much memory is being used in activity monitor. If it is like 15.2MB free then more RAM would speed up expose and photoshop noticably.
     
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    Jiddick ExRex

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    It's definetely down there :)

    Having more screen estate kind of makes you keep more apps open naturally ^_^
     

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