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RAM

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Scratch Live
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iPad mini
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brian@brian-owen.com 7:59 PM - 8 November, 2004
Any suggestions on increasing RAM on a PowerBook G4? I want to add a gig if possible . . .
DJ 3pm 8:47 PM - 8 November, 2004
your powerbook will be happy, but i doubt you'll notice a difference in ssl. if you check your activity monitor, ssl doesn't use but like 70-80mb ram
brian@brian-owen.com 10:32 PM - 8 November, 2004
well yeah, but i would ideally like to run ableton at the same time in the future. . .
SpinThis! 3:56 PM - 9 November, 2004
which powerbook do you have?

there are only a couple of slots to fill in a powerbook; if you ever intend on maxing out the ram in the machine, the ideal would be to max out on at least one slot so you don't have to keep filing it with ram you'll eventually upgrade.
brian@brian-owen.com 6:31 PM - 9 November, 2004
i have:

Powerbook G4 15"
512 megs of PC2700 DDR SDRAM at 333 mhz (up to 2 gb)
80 GB HD
pgroves 7:38 PM - 9 November, 2004
Quote:
i have:

Powerbook G4 15"
512 megs of PC2700 DDR SDRAM at 333 mhz (up to 2 gb)
80 GB HD


Is the 512Mb in one slot or do you have 256Kb in each slot?

Paul
brian@brian-owen.com 10:52 PM - 9 November, 2004
hmm, not sure. Im a PC guy, I just got this apple to run SSL and am learning as I go.
Josh 10:55 PM - 9 November, 2004
I believe bartaug successfully uses live and scratch LIVE at the same time...
DJ 3pm 11:29 PM - 9 November, 2004
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hmm, not sure. Im a PC guy, I just got this apple to run SSL and am learning as I go.

go to the apple in the upper-left of the screen, click "about this mac". a window will open with some light specs on your machine, click the "more info..." button. this will launch the system profiler. under the "hardware" category, click on "memory" and it will give you details of whats in your ram slots.
bartaug 7:15 AM - 10 November, 2004
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I believe bartaug successfully uses live and scratch LIVE at the same time...

Yes, it runs together OK. But I'm running on a PC (see profile)...
brian@brian-owen.com 6:13 PM - 12 November, 2004
512 MB DDR SDRAM
pgroves 8:39 PM - 12 November, 2004
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512 MB DDR SDRAM


But is that 512Mb in one slot or 256Mb in two - if you follow the instructions DJ 3pm gave out, it should tell you.

Paul
brian@brian-owen.com 1:53 AM - 13 November, 2004
it must be one, cause that is all it says.
SpinThis! 4:24 PM - 13 November, 2004
it should mention one other slot and say empty.
brian@brian-owen.com 6:56 PM - 14 November, 2004
ah, ok its two 256 chips. . . implications?
SpinThis! 10:48 PM - 14 November, 2004
dammit i hate it when apple does that. i think off the top of my head your powerbook supports 2 gigs of ram. if you want to put that much in, i'd get a 1 gig stick to start with. that'll give you 1.25 gigs of ram. later on if you want, take out the remaing 256 and stick in another 1 gig stick. 2 gigs of ram is going to run you about $600 now (about $300 for a gig). laptop ram is never cheap to say the least...
brian@brian-owen.com 4:23 PM - 15 November, 2004
yeah, i havent really crashed serato simply from playing yet, so i am content for now - I will save up $300 to upgrade the RAM. . .

btw, anyone want to buy a used 256mb guy?
nik39 4:25 PM - 15 November, 2004
Yeah, I need a 256mb s0 dimm for my notebook, but PC100 ram ;-)
brian@brian-owen.com 10:31 PM - 17 November, 2004
lol