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Aug 20, 2003, 11:48 AM
I know i have a powermac g4, but how do you tell the exact speed of it? Im trying to sell it, and this would help.

Aug 20, 2003, 11:53 AM
Well, I am not sure what you are asking exactly, as there are a gazillion ways to measure speed. But, you might want to check out the Apple System Profiler, which gives you a lot of info (Go to About This Mac and click on more info). Or you could download xBench (http://www.spiny.com/xbench/) and run the test on your comp. And it will give you a number as your result.

Aug 20, 2003, 12:10 PM
i believe he is asking about the processor speed...

like freg said, go to the apple menu, choose "about this Mac." in middle of the dialog window is the CPU type and speed.

Aug 20, 2003, 12:38 PM
I need to know the processor speed. And that Xbench thing doesnt load on my mac. There is no system profile or something like in windows that tells you the speed of the processor? If there isnt, just another reason why I love macs.

Aug 20, 2003, 12:41 PM
When i click on ABOUT THIS COMPUTER it just tells me what programs are running, the OS.X, virtual memory usage and RAM...no processor speed...im running mac OS 9.1

Doctor Q
Aug 20, 2003, 01:07 PM
Can you find and launch the program named Apple System Profiler? That should tell you everything you need to know.

By the way, in the future, if you start a thread, put a little more detail into the title, e.g., "How do I know my processor speed?" instead of simply "need help". That way, people who know something about the topic will be most likely to read it, and people who don't or aren't interested will know to skip it. Thanks.

Mr. Anderson
Aug 20, 2003, 01:21 PM
Apple System Profiler is in the Apple menu - down a few from About This Mac in OS9.

OSX it can be found by clicking the More Info button when you click on about this mac.