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
    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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