How much RAM? / Got any extra?

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Hey Everyone,

I've finally decided on a notebook: 17"PB G4 I know all about the whole intel deal and all that. I know that the first product to get the new processor is probably going to be the PB's I know I know... but I have to get this system in the next couple months. I just want to avoid that whole topic to save everyone some time, breath and keyboard wear... :c)

Basically I have two questions...

1) Is 1GB of RAM enough? (Photoshop Illo Flash iLife etc.)
2) Does anyone have some old RAM (512MB and/or greater) that you'd like to sell and if so how much? (If you want to email me my address is: greg one-waymedia com) If it's lying around and you just want to give it to me that's cool too. Very cool.

Thanks guys!!

Tigerstorm's picture

Fill it up!

There is nothing wrong to have more memory in a computer.. it's more wrong to have less.. My guess is.. Most guys starts with 1 gb and then carry on..

grafixforlife's picture

That's what I've got, the

That's what I've got, the 17"PB 1.67GHz with 1GB RAM, seems to perform pretty well. My only complaint is I think that my secondary monitor slows things down graphically a little bit even though I have the 128MB vid. card. Nothing workflow killing though. Good luck!

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I have the 17" PB with 2 gigs. It runs everything well. I can't tell you if it really makes alot of difference because I never had it without it. I DO have 512 strait out of the PB that I would be more than happy to sell. Make me an offer. -

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Ok! I'm interested. :c)

Ok! I'm interested. :c) Where are you located? USA? (if yes region? if not, shipping will be a bear and I'd rather not bother.)

Thanks :c)

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Ivan's picture

The more the merrier. 1GB is

The more the merrier. 1GB is a must! You only have two slots, so be careful what you get. I would max out to 2GB. Memory is so cheap nowadays, comparing to just a few month ago.

afterglow's picture

Well I just had a 256mb dimm

Well I just had a 256mb dimm I dumped two days ago. Using a 15" PB with 1gb RAM for graphics works and it performs well in all I throw at it.

Greg's picture

Thanks for all the

Thanks for all the reccomendations... I think for now I'll get the normal 512MB and get another (from dcp or and install it myself to save $$. I'm a student and don't have much... in fact does anyone know a place I can get "Adobe CS" (PS, Illo etc) cheaply? I don't really want to get the laptop until I can afford the software too... right now I can't. :c(

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if you're a student you could always get the edu versions cheap, only you're not supposed to use them for paid work. 2 years ago I think I got all the adobe stuff for $300 or $400 instead of the normal $1000. Not sure what it is now.

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Yeah, it's about $300 now...

Yeah, it's about $300 now... I suppose that's as cheap as I'll find them. Thanks!

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dhayn's picture

was enough

1 GB was enough for me until I switched to tiger on my 1.67 AlBook. Now it has slowed drastically, but I think it's the fault of those widgets and things. if you can afford it go more.

It's better than what I have to do now that I have 2 512 chips to swap them out.

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I think a 1.67 PowerPC G4

I think a 1.67 PowerPC G4 and 1GB RAM is going to be a VAST improvement over my current setup:

800 Mhz (about) Pentium Processor, 256MB RAM running Windoze XP all enclosed in a huge, noisy monstor I call "Stupid Computer".

"It's better than what I have to do now that I have 2 512 chips to swap them out." I don't understand... What do you mean?

:c) I'm looking forward to my PB :c)

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