Upgrading iBook G3 RAM?

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

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    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.
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Cudi Zone
    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
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

    AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    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.
  4. sysiphus macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    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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