1 gig worth it?

CaptainCaveMann

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So crucial has a 1 gig stick for 167 bucks. Right now im using 2x 256 and wondering if it would be worth it to go with the 1 gig stick. Anyone else made a similar jump?
 

WildCowboy

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It depends on how RAM intensive your work is. But 512 MB is the bare minimum, so you'll likely see a nice boost if you up it to 1.25 GB.
 

CaptainCaveMann

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WildCowboy said:
It depends on how RAM intensive your work is. But 512 MB is the bare minimum, so you'll likely see a nice boost if you up it to 1.25 GB.
The only time ive really noticed a big slow down is when using Imovie hd, or have about 8 or 9 plus apps open at one time. I do edit a lot of video and it can get very sluggish. I dont know if this due to lack of ram or processing power. Maybe both?
 

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CaptainCaveMann said:
The only time ive really noticed a big slow down is when using Imovie hd, or have about 8 or 9 plus apps open at one time. I do edit a lot of video and it can get very sluggish. I dont know if this due to lack of ram or processing power. Maybe both?
Oh yeah...more RAM will definitely help you out.
 

kevin.rivers

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Please don't pay $167 for a 1GB stick, at that point you can get 2GB for about 20 bucks more. Please... don't do it!
 

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kevin.rivers said:
Please don't pay $167 for a 1GB stick, at that point you can get 2GB for about 20 bucks more. Please... don't do it!
Not for his machine.

But point taken...OWC has 1 GB modules for $113. They're a great vendor...I've bought from them and never had a problem.
 

Ryan5505

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faintember, do you ever go to the comp USA store in greensboro for apple products? I have and the apple rep there his horrible. I am from Winston Salem
 

CaptainCaveMann

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kevin.rivers said:
Please don't pay $167 for a 1GB stick, at that point you can get 2GB for about 20 bucks more. Please... don't do it!
The max ram i can have is 1.256 i believe.
 

faintember

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Ryan5505 said:
faintember, do you ever go to the comp USA store in greensboro for apple products? I have and the apple rep there his horrible. I am from Winston Salem
Never. I bought my first mac (a 700MHz G4 iMac..the "lamp" design) from Comp usa. Never went back to them again as their customer service was crap. I should drop by sometime and harass him then....could be great fun!....

errr...sry...back on topic...look at DMS and OWC as well. Looks like you can get RAM that is certified to work for $112.
 

kevin.rivers

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Yeah sorry. I assumed a new Intel Mac because that is what everything is these days. And Crucial has outrageous prices like that for DDR2 as well.

Anyhow, it still stands, that is a high price for a 1GB stick. I put 1.5GB in my ibook g4, and i think i got a samsung 1GB for around $100.
 

cntblah

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i just got 2 1GB gigaram from newegg.. one of the appears to be bad - can't boot at all when it's in.

putting the RAM in myself was a royal pain in the ***!

the screws are teeny-tiny and hard to get out without stripping.

the "stick" you use to eject the RAM that's in there can be hard to get to.

you really have to push the RAM in hard, and it hurts your finger tips!

if you can get an upgrade preinstalled for a decent price it would definitely be worth it!