would adding more ram make an ibook run hotter?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by g4 powerbookboy, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2010
    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. macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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. macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    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. macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    A computer will automatically shut off before it gets damaged from heat, so you needn't worry about that.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2010
    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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