I know what you're talking about. The RAM will definitely help. The problem isn't with the internet connection, it's the fact that your PowerBook is choking on the information coming and going through the lines. Your internet connection is feeding and sending information faster than your computer can process it. More RAM is going to help that, especially under OSX (which you barely have enough RAM installed to run to begin with).<br><br>I would get the most RAM you can afford.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>DSL speed is also determined by the distance to the Central Office - at least, it was at one time.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Due to the technology, that will always be a factor. The only thing that can change is if they build a CO closer to you, but if it's like here the infrastructure is so complex that to build a new one and reroute all the lines to it is totally out of budget and logistically a nightmare for the local Ma Bell. We live practically in the middle of a city, but can't get DSL, only cable, because we're at the West end of the CO limits. If one goes a half mile west, the other side of the North-South dividing freeway, the CO is only about a mile away. <br><br>Telco's over sell DSL, they will give you a range your speed *might* be due to all the factors like distance, and line quality both physically and electronically. I have seen a few people with an upper tier DSL package, but with their distance from the CO there was no way they could get what they were paying for.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
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