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ibook G4 800 mhz

bluekatt

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i got my hands on a used ibook G4 800 mhz

384 mb ram

20 gig hd

12 inc screen

32 mb ati vid card

it can join the other two who are both 500 mhz G3's

 

4seasonphoto

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i got my hands on a used ibook G4 800 mhz 384 mb ram

20 gig hd

12 inc screen

32 mb ati vid card

it can join the other two who are both 500 mhz G3's
Mine worked great and I got a lot of use out of it. Maybe max out the ram and hard drive (1024M and ~250 G, respectively) while the parts are readily available?

 

bluekatt

Well-known member
i got my hands on a used ibook G4 800 mhz 384 mb ram

20 gig hd

12 inc screen

32 mb ati vid card

it can join the other two who are both 500 mhz G3's
Mine worked great and I got a lot of use out of it. Maybe max out the ram and hard drive (1024M and ~250 G, respectively) while the parts are readily available?
at the moment i dont have any bigger laptop hd's then 20 gig and it has 384 mb ram i had a spare pc 2700 so dimm lying around

in due time ill up it to at least 1152 mb if the 1 gig modules are a bit reasonable

not to keen on upgrading the hd 20 gig is plenty and i have been in ibooks before

not in a hurry to repeat all that again

 

slimac55

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I had an iBook G3 once. It had that GPU issue and I think I reflowed it for too long. The GPU became permanently damaged (by slowly getting less usable to the state of me being lucky if the display backlight were to come on) so I ended up selling it.

 

bluekatt

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my 2 ibooks are fine they are the 500 mhz versions and were released before the whole gpu problem became an issue

one of them is ...quirky though

its bak light goes on and off its held together by no more then 10 screws its combo drive lives when it wants to

yet it runs and runs and runs i threw tiger at it and it runs it just fine in only 384 mb ram

the other 500 mhz is in absolute pristine and perfect working condition yet it has 64 mb ram solderd on its motherboard opposed to 128 mb in the other

and thats noticable

..go figure

 

4seasonphoto

Well-known member
You could get a hard over 128GB on the 800MHz iBook's?
Maybe not from Apple, but you can get suitable drives >200 gigabytes from Western Digital. Kind of a fuss to disassemble an iBook, so may as well do that and maybe upgrade to a Superdrive at the same time.

 
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