Question about ram for Powerbook G4 1.33

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Chrispy, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Chrispy macrumors 68020

    Chrispy

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    Hello all. Perhaps I can get some opinions about this issue. I have a powerbook G4 12" 1.33Ghz with sadly only 256MB of RAM. My questions is should I add 512 or 1GB. I do not do anything very system taxing so my questions is will I notice a difference in day to day tasks by going with 1GB over 512MB?

    Also, where is a good place to buy RAM cheap. If anyone has links to cheap 512MB or 1GB chips please post them here for me. Thanks :)
     
  2. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Make it a gig! :)

    Outpost.com has a 1 gig stick for just $159 (goes down to $149 sometimes too). Search the forums and you'll see at least a few large threads about it.

    I actually JUST installed this RAM into my PB. Just, as in, less than 5 minutes ago. About to run the hardware test. :)

    Anyway, I think you may as well spoil yourself with the 1 gig at that price. I'm sure that even with 512MB, though, you'd see a nice improvement.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    1GB. Seriously, Finder is so much more responsive. Everything else is a bonus, when folder open/search/whatever times are so far reduced; the fundametals. (FYI my system is the same, 1.33 12" with 1.25GB memory).
     

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