PB1.25 memory sweet spot?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kangaroo, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. kangaroo macrumors regular

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    On my PB1.25 I'm using the factory installed 512 mem. Since Crucial recently released their 1gb module Crucial
    I'm thinking about upgrading. My thinking is to get (1) 1gb module and see how it affects performance before committing to additional memory. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. snofseth macrumors member

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    $500 thats is alot of money for two of those you could ge an Ibook or Emac, I cant justify spending that much extra on something already that expensive, but I guess you are
     
  3. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I'm totally missing something here, but why would one want to get an iBook instead of an already faster Powerbook?

    If you're doing any kind of image editing 512MB in the powerbook is definitely not enough (I found that out the other day) -- spending the money on a second computer instead of memory would just mean you now have two computers that aren't up to the task.

    Again, or am I totally missing something here? :confused:
     
  4. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Yes. What he was saying is that for not much more you could get a full computer, CPU, RAM, HDD, Screen (expensive), keyboard, mouse, software, cables, extras etc etc

    -OR-

    You could get a tiny piece of fibreglass with some black chips on it :)

    Technically if you linked the two computers together you could get better performance than upgrading the RAM, but feasibly...

    AppleMatt
     
  5. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Well, if you want to put it that way several years ago we hit the point where silicon was more expensive per ounce than platinum.

    At least it was if you bought the silicon from Intel.

    So why don't we just trade our computers in and go get some big diamond rings.

    Oops, I'd better get this off my screen before my girlfriend gets any idea... ;)
     
  6. Felix_the_Mac macrumors member

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    Kangaroo: You're not really asking a question are you?

    If your personal cost benefit analysis is in favour of purchasing a 1GB stick for >$500 dollars then you will.

    Otherwise you won't.

    For myself I have just purchased 2 x 512MB sticks from Crucial and installed them today. When I ordered my PowerBook I told myself that I didn't need 1GB and that I would stick to 512MB or upgrade to 768MB.
    If I had planned going to 1GB then I would have got the single 512MB stick as BTO.

    (this is really dull :)

    Happy Christmas!
     

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