Upgrading iBook G3 RAM?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Goftrey, May 22, 2011.

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    Goftrey

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    The RAM on my iBook G3 currently is 384mb. I am interested in getting a 512mb RAM for it (£30). Does/will it make a big difference? Its just I dont want to spend £30 on something thats only going to make a small bit of difference.
     
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    adcx64

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    What OS is it running? If it os OS X, you might see a moderate performance boost while doing light things like surfing the web.
     
  3. AdrianK, May 22, 2011
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    It depends on what you actually do with the machine.

    No offense intended, but asking about Leopard/eye-candy/3d gaming/hench VRAM/iMovie/GarageBand makes it sound like you bought the machine without realising the obvious limitations of a 9-year old computer.
     
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    sysiphus

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    Running Tiger or above, boosting your ram to >=512MB can be a good thing, even for basic/light use. That said, keep in mind the inherent limitations of your machine.
     

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