my new mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macdame, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. macdame macrumors newbie

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    well after the past 10 years of owening pcs, i now own a mac. however, i didnt want to shovel out alot of money for not and end up not liking it. i found a powerbook g4 on ebay and bought it for $425. did i make a semi-smart choice? it has a 1.5 gig processor, 80gig harddrive, and 1gig of ram. does anybody know how much ram it can take? i do want to upgrade that. it also comes w/ leopard and ilife 09.thanks for the help!
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Congrats! I think that is a good deal. Enjoy your new mac.:D
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I always liked the PB G4s, especially the 12-inch one. Great size.
     
  5. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I have a 17" 1.67gHz PB that I still use almost every day. I think you'll like yours. I do recommend that you bump up the RAM, though. More memory is the key to helping those older systems hang on for as long as possible. One thing I have noticed, though, is that a lot of things I do on it seem to peg the processor more than the RAM. This is especially true while watching Hulu and YouTube. I think that has more to do with Flash being so terrible on OSX than limitations of the hardware, though.
     
  6. macdame thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can i get any kind of ram? something from like staples or someplace?
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I would give a second vote for Crucial. I don't know about yours, but my PB was very picky about which RAM it would take. I ordered some memory from Newegg using their RAM selector, and my PB refused to boot with it in there. I thought it was faulty, and they replaced it. The second stick refused to work, as well. I finally went to Crucial, and used their scanner, and it worked. The funny thing is that the RAM from Newegg had the exact same specs, and if I remember correctly, it was even Crucial brand.

    Anyway, go to Crucial, run their scanner, and buy there.
     

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