Cheap Upgrades to iBook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macdot, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. macdot macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    I've got a 1.0GHz iBook G4 (40GB, Combo) that I use as a second computer and was wondering what some cheap upgrades would be to make.

    The obvious ones are HDD and optical, but I know superdrives usually go for about $100 and HDD are probably also fairly expensive for such an old machine.

    Oh and RAM, I'd like to get a 1GB stick, but am waiting for a deal to pop up somewhere.

    Is there anything else out there to make the iBook run a bit smoother/make it more friendly to work with?

    The only minor annoyances I have with the machine are the noisy keyboard (loudest keys ever!) and when the fan comes on/CD spins it's surprisingly loud.

    Any ideas would be welcome even if they're a bit of labor!
  2. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I would save up for the Ram as that's one of the biggest things to improve performance.
    also HD's are not that expensive, take a look at
    Good luck.
  3. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    What you might want to do is do a clean erase and install. Over time all the "stuff" that accumulates can slow things down a bit.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

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