Leopard on Powerbook G4: More memory needed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Belvo, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Belvo macrumors newbie

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    I've just installed Leopard 10.5.1 and it seems a bit slow. e.g. Help is REALLY slow. Any advice on how best to upgrade? More memory? If so, what's best? ... and where to buy? Here's my System Profiler detail:

    Model Name: PowerBook G4 15"
    Model Identifier: PowerBook5,6
    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Processor Speed: 1.67 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.1f1

    Advice welcome.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, it'd go much better with an extra gigabyte or so of RAM.
     
  3. IChing macrumors regular

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    I think you really need more memory. My powerbook 133hz runs fine with 1.25 gig...
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    133Hz?
    :confused:
    How slow? :D
     
  5. amiroo79 macrumors newbie

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    Mine too!!!

    I need help too. I bought a used powerbook g4 on ebay. It's a 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM, 12" with the latest version of leopard (10.5.2).

    This thing simply crawls. There's no other way of explaining it. The fan is always on. when I load a DVD disk, the spinning thing keeps spinning n doesn't stop.

    Is it just the RAM? BTW, I have a 1GB stick on the way and should have it tomorrow or Saturday.

    Any clues? I even monitored the temperatures and nothing is near the upper spec limit on the temps.

    HELP!:(
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    More RAM will help immensely. I'm running 1.5GB on my PB and Leopard works great.
     

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