Is purchasing a 512MB memory card for my iBook G3 worth it?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased an iBook G3, 500/256/15/CD/OS X.4.11. It was a great deal at $100, in my opinion. I saw a 512MB PC133 SO-DIMM at OWC for $29.99. Should I purchase this upgrade, bringing my total memory to 640MB? (I would have to remove 128MB for the new one).

    Also, I have a Power Mac G4 Dual 533/512/160/SD/OS X.4.11. The configuration is as follows:

    SLOT 1 - 128
    SLOT 2 - 128
    SLOT 3 - 256
    SLOT 4 - There is no slot 4.

    All I can afford is to replace a single 128 with a 512. My total would then be 896. Is it worth it?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I usually don't recommend repairs or upgrades on very old Macs. They're often not worth it.

    In my mind, memory is an exception because it's so cheap to upgrade! Go for it!
     
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    Agreed. Go to a website that will give you the specs of your system and how much memory it can take. www.crucial.com is one. I think a g3 ibook can take up to 640 mb of ram, but I'd enter the specs of your machine just to make sure. Make sure that the memory doesn't have to be in matched pairs.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You!

    I appreciate your input, and I am certain that I will buy the memory now. Yes, 640MB is the maximum this specific machine (500/256/15 Late 2001) will hold. And 1.5GB is the maximum of the Power Mac (2x533/512/160 Digital Audio). Visit http://eshop.macsales.com to check out their low prices and quality upgrades.
     
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    In the Ibook G3 it is a very good upgrade,mine had 640Mb and it was "fast"!
     
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    Is purchasing a 512MB memory card for my iBook G3 worth it?

    I have an ibook g3 800mhz with os 10.2.8. Can I install the this OWC 512 MB on my ibook for 29.99?
     
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    what model?it must be so dimm pc100/pc133..
     
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