View Full Version : Used G3 iBook - Quick Question

Oct 29, 2007, 10:45 PM
Hey everyone,
I'm thinking about picking up an iBook G3 (http://www.powerbookguy.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16552&cat=0&page=1&featured) running OS 9.2. I'll get it with maxed out RAM and an airport express card. All I need to use it for is broadcasting on Ustream.tv. So, basically, I'll have a DV camcorder plugged in via firewire and then I'll be on the Internet broadcasting via a flash applet. Should this computer be able to handle that task successfully? Please let me know because I've never worked with a G3, or OS 9 for that matter.

So, at max, just like two safari windows open and that should be it at one time.

Thanks so much.

Oct 30, 2007, 02:11 AM
What is the max ram? 1GB? As for OS9, its a huge difference between OSX and OS9...so be prepare for that.

Oct 30, 2007, 06:16 AM
Thanks for the heads up. How would the iBook G4 800 MHz with 768 MB Ram be for this project? This one's running OS 10, so I'd feel a little more comfortable.

Oct 30, 2007, 06:41 AM
I've got an old G3 700 with 640mb RAM, and it's quick enough web browsing and using MS Office 2004 in Tiger. It won't take 1Gb RAM though, I doubt any of the G3 iBooks did.

Also, AirPort is 802.11b, not AirPort Extreme. An AE card won't fit in.

You could probably get a 700-800mhz iBook for $200 if you hunt around.