Upgrading Aluminum Powerbook (M9676LL/A)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ScKaSx, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I have the Aluminum Powerbook (M9676LL/A) and I wanted to upgrade the RAM and do anything else that might make the performance better. I plan to be running Tiger 10.4 on it and using it for basic performance (internet, music, word processing, etc.).

    I was wondering should I add another 512 MB RAM to make the total to 1 GB,
    or add a 1GB to make it a total of 1.5 GB?

    Also any other suggestions for improving overall performance?

    I also have an iMac G4 with 756MB RAM that I am planning to install 10.4 on. Any suggestions for upgrading this one (RAM and otherwise)?

    Thanks.
    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Go for 1.5 GB of RAM in the PowerBook.

    I'd need to know more about the iMac G4 to advise on it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    There are several 17" models. Could you narrow it down?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    imac G4 is the sunflower imac
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I go to www.dealram.com and usually end up going with 1800memoryforless or something like that.

    As low as prices are, I'd say definitely get the 1GB module and take your system up to 1.5GB.
     
  7. jnc
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    jnc

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    Is your PowerBook running with one 512mb stick? If not it'll be 2x256 and you'd have to replace both to achieve 1 or 1.5GB
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was trying to determine the exact model but I'm not finding it easy:

    Here are the specs from my system profiler (everything is stock):

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Model: iMac
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    Memory: 768 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.5.9f1
    Hard Drive: 80GB
    Display: 17" (1440x900)
    DVDRW

    Does that help?

    Cheers,
    ScKaSx
     
  9. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    You'll be looking at DDR memory in this iMac G4 then.
     

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