used for temporary data and compilation. On a site with very
cause a Mac with less than 1GB of RAM to "swap," meaning things
have to be shuffled out to the hard disk temporarily and later
loaded back. If you are running multiple applications at once, you
get into a low memory situation obviously much sooner.
On your G3, the hard disk is also likely to be slower than other
Power Macs, so the swap penalty is much higher than a later model.
If you are surfing relatively light pages, or use things like
enough memory pressure to make the extra 512MB of RAM worth it in
many situations. However, were it me, since this is the relatively
least expensive way of improving the computer's overall
performance, I'd go for it. Almost all of my Power Macs have very
large amounts of RAM and many of them have the supported