Memory and/or HD upgrade. Worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by sbrown01, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. sbrown01 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2003
    I have a 500MHz Dual USB iBook.
    I bought it with 384 MB of RAM and a 10 GB HD.
    Basically, I'm waiting for a G5 PowerBook.
    In the mean time I would like to have a better experience with my iBook.
    I love my iBook but it is almost to the point of being annoying when trying to do more than one thing at a time.
    Plus I'm down to 1.35 GB of space on my HD and would love to purchase the new iLife.
    I often find myself using my Windows machine because it can get the job done.
    So, my question comes in three parts...
    1) $137 for 512 MB at Crucial to upgrade to 640 MB of RAM. Good idea / Bad idea?
    2) $115 to get a 30 GB refrub HD. Good idea / Bad idea?
    3) Should I just suck it up, hold out for the PB and save my money?

  2. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    i wouldnt hold my breath for the g5 powerbook to come by summer. although i hope i eat my words. that being said, if u really cant stand ur ibook anymore just spend some cash on upgrades, you wont regret it and byt he time the g5 pbook comes out ur ibook will have so value so you sell it or still use it as a secondary machine
  3. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2002
    Why don't you get an external FW HDD? That way, you'll alleviate the space restrictions you have now, and you'll also be able to use it when you buy the PM G5.

    But I think you should save up your money and wait if you can. It'll be worth it.;)

    *edit* PS- Crucial RAM is great. I've never had a problem with them, and they have super fast service.
  4. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Get an external FW drive that you can keep using in the future, you can even put one together for less than $100.

    RAM always helps, if you can sell the module in the iBook, that makes it cheaper to get.

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