Speed improvement with new memory?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by davidkayla, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. davidkayla macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a imac g4 1.25GHz running Tiger 10.4.11.
    It has 256 MB in each slot = 512 MB

    Two questions please. Can I put 1GB of memory in the SODIMM slot and leave the 256 MB in the DIMM slot? I.e., Can the memories in the slots be unbalanced?

    Do you think I would see much of a speed improvement if I did this?
    Regards,
    David.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Yes you can put a 1GB SODIMM in it. Yes the amounts of memory can b different between the two memory modules.
     
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    More memory is never a bad thing. Speed is a hard thing to quantify with RAM, but yes, the computer will feel faster especially as you start using more than 1 application at a time or even as you open more tabs when browsing. I would highly recommend giving it the 1.25GB of RAM.
     
  4. Frost7 macrumors regular

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    ≥1GB in Tiger will make a big difference over <1GB. I know it improved the speed of my 1 GHz PowerBook G4 Titanium tremendously to go from 512MB (2x256MB) to 1GB (2x512MB).
     

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