Powerbook RAM upgrade, 512Mb/1Gb

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  1. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    Hello peeps

    Just ordered a 15in 1.67Ghz powerbook (Ati 128Mb, combo) *W00T* etc.
    And i'm currently looking at ram prices,

    On crucial they have a 512Mb stick for £41, and the 1Gb stick for £123
    Question is, is the 1Gb worth the extra?...

    I'll be using the Powerbook for the normal stuff (iLife, browsing etc.), most likely keeping 5 or 6 apps open at a time, i currently do this on my 800Mhz iMac with 512Mb total and it's OK, but not great.

    Also, i plan on some games, Warcraft3, UT2004, MOHAA and games of similar requirements


    With any luck i'll get away with a similer upgrade path to my faithful old 300Mhz ibook, eg. buy, add lots of ram (160Mb in the ibooks case :D) and have it last a good few years, a nice 5 years to match my ibook would be great, lol


    Thanks for any suggestions :)
     
  2. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    go with 1gb. you can never have too much ram and giving it a lot now will keep you going a long time with no more $ invested.
     
  3. beige matchbox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    OK, maybe i should add,

    After emptying my wallet, and random coin stashes around the house i may just be able to afford the 1Gb stick :rolleyes:


    I wont be ordering until Sunday or Monday, so something may come up between now and then meaning i can get the 1Gb no worries, but right now it's right on the edge of what i can afford :eek:


    Having said that, the 1Gb stick it very much my preferred solution :D
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    The GB was only £85 last week. Have a look on kelkoo or pricerunner for the Crucial part number. Check out Kingston's part number too and run that through too - you may find better deals out there. Kingston's RAM is lifetime guaranteed.
     
  5. beige matchbox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    The PC2100 1Gb (iBook) sticks are £88, if only ram prices were more stable...

    I'll have a look around later, at different sources :)
     

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