Hi im new to these forums and Macs for that matter. I just bought a Ibook g3 Clamshell of ebay for $125, I wanted to try out a Mac computer so I bought a cheap one first..I would like to add as much ram as I possibly can..so what is the maximum for this machine? Also list any thing else I can do to this thing..I already know about overclocking the cpu which I really want to do.Also can someone tell me what kind of ram and hard drive(and size) it will take? Thanks.
The maximum should be 544MB or 576MB. The 300Mhz ones have 544MB as max and the 366/466 ones have 576MB. Not much, just makes the minimum you should have for OSX. The ram slot is under the keyboard FYI. Oh, and it takes PC 100/133 SO-DIMMS.
Oh, and sorry to double post, but you should definitely read the FrankenBerry(sp?) mod guide in the Mod Guides section (Internal > iBook). It has a whole bunch of cool stuffs to do with your newly acquired iBook.
Ah, too bad I messed up mine, or I'd be using it right now !
The clamshell will be a great platform to try os x and makes a great mobile communications machine. Max the ram with a single 512 chip as it only has one slot. It will also benefit from a larger faster hard drive. 5400 rpm and as big as you can afford. It may have the 127 gb limit on the hard drive though I am not sure. It also needs wireless card if it does not already have one. As the original card is pricey you may want to check out the guides on this site for using third party cards. Have fun!
You should also check out the mod guides here on MacMod
Be aware, the resistors you will be moving are Really, really...really! small. If you drop one on the carpet, its gone forever. Keep us posted on this, and ask as many questions as you like, thatís what this forum is for.
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