ibook g4 upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gsethi, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. gsethi macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    i want to upgrade my ibook g4!

    having specs -: 1.42 ghz power pc g4, 512mb built in ram, 14 inch, 60 gb hard disk

    Can i load OS Leopard ? and i want to upgrade the ram to max possible.

    I have seen few sellers on ebay for ram upgrade, but dont know which model to buy.

    Please advise.
     
  2. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

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    You can install Leopard, it requires 867mhz G4 and 512mb ram minimum. Your iBook uses PC2700 / 333MH DDR SDRAM SO-DIMM -modules, 400MHz should also work unless there are some suprising general incompatiblities with certain ram sticks.
     
  3. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Throw in two SSDs, put them in raid 0. Put in 1GB stick of RAM. Send me pics of motherboard, I might figure out a CPU overclock. Install ATIccelarator II and make the GPU speedy.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    This is all overkill. gsethi, do what Zotaccian has suggested.
     
  5. Swampus macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  6. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    Overclocking would be overkill, so would RAID be, but I just finished installing an SSD into my powerbook and I love this.

    I used a MicroSata SSD (M500-32GB- 40 USD) with an adapter, and is is awesome! I also installed ATICCELERATOR and I find it does make it a little bit snappier.
     
  7. gsethi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    suggestions needed

    Hi Zotaccian,

    thanks for the help and suggestions, can u please suggest good brand or the specs for the RAM, and will i be able to install it on my own.

    regards
     
  8. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don't have any spesific recommendations, here where I live Kingston is often hailed as "the best" memory maker but that I think more based on their lifetime warranty which they advertise. When buying parts for old computer I buy used parts and price determines my choice, unless I know that certain ram stick is not compatible. Hynix is also one ram maker which I see very often, I think it has been the most common atleast with all the laptops I have dealed with.

    So, sorry I can't recommend anything since I don't have opinions about ram makers. There are some ram models marketed for Macs so I think those should then be compatible for what they are advertised, however if I can find same capacity sitck with same speed cheaper I will buy that instead of that "Mac ram".
     
  9. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    RAM is very easy to install. RAM is RAM, no brand is better than other at stock speed.
     
  10. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    Actually, while the speed of the ram might be the same. Cheap ram is never a good idea, cheap ram is more prone to failure.
     
  11. ktvchangge macrumors newbie

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    +1 .This is all overkill. gsethi, do what Zotaccian has suggested.[​IMG]
     

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