1 or 2 blocks of RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PYR0M310N, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    I was considering upgrading the RAM on my iBook G4 as it is begining to get a bit slugish. Is it better to get 2x512mb of RAM or just 1x1gb? what are the pro's and con's of both?
  2. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    in general it is good to have matched pairrs so if you want 1 gig and dont plan pn upgrading it two 512 wll be faster however if you decided to upgrade to 2 gig you have to throw out both 512 and but in 2 1 gigi sticks instead of juist popping in another gig. So if you plan on upgrading it to 2 gig ever than get a gig stick otherwise get two 512s.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Ummm.. I hate to break it to you PYRO, but your iBook has only one socket.

    Your only choice is to install one 512 or one 1 Gb together with the soldered-on RAM (128, 256 or 512 depending on the model of iBook)

    Choose the 1 Gb.


    PS. fivetoad -- good advice, completely wrong machine, though. None of the PowerPC based notebooks require or benefit from matching RAM. May want to check that next time.
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    oops, my bad. I forgot it was an ibook, not the tower. Sorry trevor is right. Thank you for catching my "oomf"

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