Upgrading memory on my iBook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chosenwolf, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    I was looking to update memory on my iBook G4. What do you guys recommend? I have a 12" iBook G4 1.2ghz. I want to get 2 new 512mb sticks or a 1gig to replace this 1 original one.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What do you use it for? How much do you currently have? You can only upgrade one of the slots remember. :)
     
  3. California macrumors 68040

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    Get the one gig it's the most you can get for your machine as MJew is right, there is only one open memory slot on the 12" ibook.

    The other thing you can do is upgrade that dinky hard drive.
     
  4. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use it for school mainly, but I ned to run virtual PC on it and it is quite laggy when running. Do I need to run 2100 DDR memory? What if I run 2700?
     
  5. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    DDR 2700 will work it should clock down to 2100 no problem.
     
  6. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. I've got 256mb built in but I wanted to upgraded to a gig. They don't sell single 768mb sticks. Should I just get a 512mb stick for a total of 768mb? Is that pretty sufficient for running 3-4 apps at one time?
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Get a 1gig stick...try to avoid apple mem stick because they are expensive when it comes to memory.


    Bless
     
  8. randas macrumors member

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  9. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen generic gig sticks on ebay for $130ish. Apple charges $300 which is very overpriced. I think I'll go with Kingston. I can get a 512 for only $60. I would still see a different with 768mb of ram right?
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    768mb will be fine.,,,make sure the gig stick can work with a mac first.


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  11. California macrumors 68040

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    Get the gig at 2700 or even pc3200. Why? Because when you sell the book, you can reuse or resell the ram and you will get what you paid for the gig back.

    That machine works A LOT faster -- and I mean A LOT -- with maxed out ram. And I've tried it with 768mbs as well as 1.25mbs.
     
  12. jtown macrumors 6502

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    Never, EVER purchase computer equipment for "resale value". Why on earth would PC3200 memory magically hold its original value? When "sell the book" time comes around, it wont be any more desirable than PC2700 or PC2100. May as well just set fire to the cash. Same result in the end.

    Buy the cheapest stick available from a reputable manufactuer and reseller that meets the specs required by the machine.
     

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