How much memory worthwhile on PowerBook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rfd, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. rfd macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Looking for input on how much memory is worthwhile on PowerBook w/ 1.5 GHz G4. Family debate is whether to just add 1G for total of 1.25G or buy two 1G modules and go to 2G. If the extra .7G won't mean much, not worth it from my pov. Hoping to keep this around for another 12-18 months and upgrade to Leopard as well.
  2. macbanjo macrumors member


    Jan 8, 2008
    Deep in a forest with a great Mt. view
    Powerbook G4

    I have the PB G4 1.25, and when I undated to Leopard I added 1gb to
    mine to bring it to 1.25 and its been fine.
    If I run Activity Monitor I am running around 681mb with 594 free(rounded-
    I run mail, photoshop and painter and sometimes jump on the web at the same
    I was looking at the same idea as you to keep it going for a few more months
    till after macword at which time I want to get a new mac.
    one thing i did before I added the ram was to have Activity Monitor running
    and did most of the things I do with the mac to get a idea of ram being used
  3. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Just go the whole way to 2GB, you can get 1GB boards cheap enough now.
  4. one1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    RAM is too cheap not to have as much as you can stuff.
  5. rfd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008

    Thanks. Exactly the pov and suggestions that will help us out.

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