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August 9, 2007 1:33 PM Subscribe
Is it worthwhile to upgrade the RAM on a six-year-old iBook?
posted by donpedro to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't need a really robust workhorse of a machine for my at-home needs, but more and more I find that my iBook is not able to handle increasingly popular ways of presenting content such as YouTube video, or whatever is going on at this page
, from a recent post to the blue, which like many other pages freezes my browser and obliges me to force-quit.
When it comes to computers I'm certainly no programmer and don't quite grasp all that's going on underneath the hood. But I know my machine is old and woefully weak compared with contemporary models. I'd prefer not to drop the cash on a new one, so I'm wondering if it's worth buying more RAM or making other upgrades to get it usable again for my modest needs? Or would that be throwing good money after bad?
iBook purchased in 2001
30G hard drive, 800 MHz Power PC G3 processor
running Mac OSX 10.3.9
256 MB of memory