Powerbook with 1.25GB RAM

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nsheikh80, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. nsheikh80 macrumors regular


    May 2, 2005
    London, England
    I bought a powerbook fairly recently and was starting to getting pretty ticked off with the way Tiger was performing with 512MB RAM. I don't really consider myself a power user seeing as i've only been using a Mac for about 3 months but the number of beach balls I was seeing was unacceptable.

    I decided to fork out the money for an extra 1GB of RAM. I initially ordered it through the Corsair website as it was only £97 inc. delivery which I thought was a bargain. Lo and behold, upon arrival they had sent me the wrong RAM. I decided to turn to trusty old Crucial. I paid £130 for 1GB of RAM but at least it was correct.

    The result, the RAM has made a world of difference its almost like a new OS and computer. Dashboard widgets show up in an instant and there is no waiting time for them to be updated (I have about 16 widgets), loading up a number of high-res images in my web browser simultaneously no longer grinds my mac to a halt, iPhoto loads in an instant. I was after stability more than speed but I ended up geting both.

    If I could, I would add even more RAM!

    Just my 2c.
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Yeah, it seems that 1GB is the sweet spot across Mac and Intel both. It's a shame that Apple charges so much for RAM upgrades when you order systems.

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