Upgrades for iBook G4

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Can you add memory to an iBook G4. And can the new airport extreme card be installed in the same computer. It has an airport extreme but I don't think its the newest one
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Your Airport Card should be fine. If it works, don't bother with it...

    Memory can be maxed out to 1.5GB. You should do it - quick, simple, relatively cheap.

    You can add a bluetooth card if you need to...

    Finally, you can improve your hard drive. I wouldn't recommend it - it's extremely to take apart.

    Good luck
     
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    pastrychef

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    Yes, there is one memory slot. You can put in up to a 1GB stick. Older iBook G4s came with 256MB and later ones came with 512MB. Adding 1GB will bring you to 1.25GB or 1.5GB, respectively.

    No, I am unaware of any way to upgrade the iBook G4's internal 802.11g card to 802.11n.

    I am unaware of any way to add Bluetooth internally.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    yep, you can add memory to a G4. Just lift the keyboard, and you're good to go. ;)

    as for the airport...if it aint broke, dont change it.
     
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    iMpathetic

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    Some of the iBook G4s came with built in Bluetooth. I think it was standard on only the 1.33GHz, which I have.

    If you were to see detailed pictures of how the Bluetooth module is connected in one of those iBooks, you could theoretically stuff one of the boards into an earlier one.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ibook upgrades

    Can anyone reccomend a good place to buy memory to add to my iBook G4. I looked at www.newegg.com but if anyone has a better suggestion I would appreciate it. Thanks!
     
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    PYR0M310N

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    The place i always use for RAM is Crucial
     
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    MacDann

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    OWC. Mac guys for years, guaranteed to work, guaranteed for life.

    MacDann
     
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    sbluetruck

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    my 1.42GHz had it standard


    and about the Airport Card, can't you unlock the 802.11n feature with a $2 download from Apple?
     
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    iMpathetic

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    Not with an iBook, you can't.
     

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