would adding more ram make an ibook run hotter?

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  1. g4 powerbookboy
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    a friend of mine told me that i dont want to add more ram to my g4 ibook since if i take the 512 chip out and put in a 1 ghz chip the system will run much hotter temp wise and may cause component failure. I think he is wrong but i sure dont want to buy a ram chip and then destroy a good ibook.
     
  2. alust2013
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    That shouldn't make it run any hotter at all, just make sure to get the same type of RAM as is already in there.
     
  3. chrismacguy
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    It will be absolutely fine. I boosted my PowerBook G4 from 512MB to 1.5GB and the temperatures were actually slightly lower (Im guessing due to a lot less disk activity as no/a lot less pageouts, and I have aggressive HD disk sleep in operation)
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac
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    A computer will automatically shut off before it gets damaged from heat, so you needn't worry about that.
     
  5. g4 powerbookboy
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    sounds good to me, i think i will be doing that hopefully sometime this comming week depending on the weather here in the chicago illinois area, it best not snow the way they say it will otherwise i will have to be out plowing instead of having fun in casino and making tax free money
     

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