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I have recently aquired an ibook G3 Dual USB 500mhz
I have a b/g wireless router and airport card that is already working.
I would like to know how I can (if I can) upgrade my wireless from b to g speed.
Also can I upgrade from USB 1.1 to 2.0?
Does anyone know the max Hard drive Capacity I can install? Thanks -Randall

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  • Randall_a Feb 03, 2008

    Thanks!


    I still need the Hard Drive Capacity I can install.
    And I guess I neede the Max RAM I can install as well.
    I appreciate it.
    -Randall

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Hard drive you can get maybe 20-30 gigs for that computer but not more. I am worried about memory and ability to find one, if you could at most that you could put is 1 gig.

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Wireless maybe upgraded if you find USB 1.1 wireles b/g wireless adapter, unfortunately you cannot upgrade USBs to 2.0

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