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  1. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    Am new to this forum, but I thought I would share instead of lurking.
    Having just received my new 1 GB RAM from Crucial for my baby (iBook 12" 1.33 GHz) and installing it the cpu wouldn't recognize it. Hhhmmmhh. Much cursing followed until I checked out this site and found Makosuke's comments about installing RAM:
    Good advice man! Thank you soo much!!! I am so happy:D and my baby feels like a new machine
     

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  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    LoL! Scary stuff! Tell me you didn't use a hammer! :D
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    It's alright if the hammer was Mac-compatible... :cool:
     
  4. strydr macrumors 6502

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    many, (many) years ago, I was learning how to build hardware. While building a Intel-designed 2U server chassis, the guy teaching me says, "now this looks scarry, but you just gotta hit it really hard, and it'll seat" This was a riser card (so you could fit 3 full height add-in cards to a low profile server). Literaly, i'd line up the PCI slot, then slam my fist down on top of the riser assembly. Was scarry the first 20 times, after that, it was kinda fun.. Electronics are sensative, but sometimes ya gotta get physical with them ;)
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    yup, the best advice for installing new ram is "push harder than you are comfortable pushing something into your new mac"
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I might be upgrading to 1.5GB soon. Can you tell me how much of a difference it made? How is things as simple as launching Safari and iChat?
     
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Here at the photo studio, one of the G4 towers died, so we stripped everything down to factory parts- pulled out 4.5GB of ram and a few HDDs. everything was fixed, but when the RAM was put back in it started Kernel Panicking, so we are testing the RAM stick by stick to see which one os messed up.

    In any case, its not my computer, but I was replacing the RAM, and I was being very, very gentle with it. At some point my boss walks buy and goes, no, you have to be firm with it, and smashes it in. I was freaking out, but it worked, so I won't argue. All I have to say is that I nearly wet my pants.

    Congrats on the new RAM
     
  8. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    Surely you jest.. there is no such thing as 4.5GB of ram in any G4 Tower.
     
  9. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Eh, maybe it was less, he told me 4.5, but it could have been any number. there were maybe 4 sticks...I'm only an intern, and I'm not there all the time, so honestly I do not know. I would say he maxed out what the G4 tower is capable of, so whatever number that is is what was int hat computer.
     
  10. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    most G4 towers maxed at 2GB (4x512mb). and some were limited to @1.5GB.....

    Only when the G5's came out did the max ram go up :D
     
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  12. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same problem when I first installed my 1GB stick. I didn't push hard enough because I was afraid of breaking it. Eventually, I got it in and it worked wonders. Glad everything worked out. Welcome to MacRumors! :)
     
  13. eXan macrumors 601

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    You can also install 1 GB sticks. I remember when my dad had Dual G4 1.42 he had 2.5 gigs of RAM
     
  14. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    :eek: The 4x515mb got me confused... your right, there are 2GB in it

    Didn't help that at the same time we were discussing the 6.5GB of RAM in the new G5 that he has...
     
  15. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    It also sounds like a PM G5, you also have to use a hammer to get ram in it!
     
  16. liketom macrumors 601

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    lets see who has more here ??? iGary has more i bet :p
     
  17. cookie1105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everything is just so much quicker. Even simple things like lauching firefox. Start up is also so much quicker. I almost cried tears of joy :) when i started it up after installing the RAM. I would definitely reccomend it.

    I mainly did it because of Photoshop (on an ibook.. I know!) and that is just awesome.

    Nice to see that the big G5 power pc boys have started showing off.:D LOL..
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Pffft, I have more than that... :p :cool:

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  19. realmcenter macrumors member

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    I found I had to push quite firmly when I installed a 1GB stick into my iBook G4 (had to take out a 256MB stick first). Brought the total up to 1.25GB from 512MB and it was a huge difference, night and day.

    Installing the RAM into my iBook was was less stressful than doing the same on my desktop PC, and installing the video card was the worst. I bought an All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro not long after they came out and having to use my fist to seat a $400 video card was not fun. The RAM was a bit of a challenge but doesn't compare to the video card.
     
  20. Dr_Maybe macrumors 6502

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    Next time you photoshop something like that, make sure that the RAM figure is properly aligned with the other figures :cool:
     
  21. eva01 macrumors 601

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    yep that fracking PM G5 was a son of a to get the RAM in, so damn hard.
     
  22. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Yes that is a good advice. I recently updated the RAM on my iBook 1.42 GHz G4 14" and first I didn't installed it correctly. I had to re-open the machine and push really really hard. You wouldn't believe it.

    Next thing - there isn't a Airport connector like on all the pictures where installing the RAM is explained.
     
  23. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    The joke's on you - I was at work when I did that up so that was a 10-second job using MS Paint. :eek: :p :D
     
  24. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded my ram in my 15" about 2 months after i recieved it. the extra gig makes things SOOO much better. Everything is better. Safari, ichat, iMovie, iPhoto, Photoshop everything
     
  25. cookie1105 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :D Style points ~Shard~

    I know, mine didn't have an airport connector either:confused: I assume that's only on earlier models.
     

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