G4 iMac, USB2.0?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by RBG79, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. RBG79 macrumors newbie

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    So I've just purchased a secondhand G4 iMac with the following specs (which hasn't been delivered yet).

    APPLE iMAC 800 G4 (15in TFT LCD, 256MB RAM, 60GB HD)
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Processor Type: PowerPC 7450 (G4) 1.
    Processor Speed: 800 MHz
    FPU (Integrated): PowerPC 7450 (G4) 1.
    System Bus Speed: 100 MHz (8:1)
    ROM Size: 1 MB 2.
    Data Path: 128-bit
    Level 1 Cache: 64k
    Level 2 Cache: 256k (on-chip) 3.
    RAM Type: 8ns PC133 SDRAM 4.
    VRAM Type: DDR Video RAM 5.
    Installed RAM: 256 MB
    Maximum RAM: 1.0 GB
    Standard VRAM: 32 MB
    Maximum VRAM: 32 MB
    Ram Slots: 2 6.
    Installed Hard Drives: 60.0 GB
    Standard SuperDrive: 2X/6X/8X/4X/24X 7.
    Standard Modem: 56.6k (internal)
    Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
    Case Type: All-in-One 8.
    Form Factor: iMac (Flat-Panel) 8.
    Exp. Slots: AirPort.
    Exp. Bays (Free): None.
    Supported MacOS: 9.2, X
    Dimensions: 12.95 x 15.1 x 10.6 10.
    Net Weight: approx 10kg (21.2 lbs.)

    Notes:
    1. The PPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
    2. Boot ROM is roughly 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM.
    3. 256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed (800 MHz).
    4. Noninterleaved, 168-pin, 64-bit-wide 8ns PC133 SDRAM (3.3v).
    5. NVIDIA GeForce4 MX video card with 32 MB of DDR RAM.
    6. One factory-installed DIMM and one user-upgradable SO-DIMM slot.
    7. Burn DVD-R at 2X, read DVD at 6X, burn CD at 8X/4X, read CD at 24X.
    8. Gorgeous 10.5" half-sphere, ice white case with a chromed stainless steel neck that supports the display.
    9. 15.0" TFT active-matrix color display (1024x768 native resolution).
    10. Minimum - in inches, height x width x depth (Max: 20.0 x 16.3 x 16.3).

    However I've done some reading (that I should have done before) and realised that it doesn't come with Airport - seems to be an optional feature that by my reading above it doesn't have installed).

    Now I could get an external USB dongle to do this, however it seems that this requires USB2...

    So does anyone know if this G4 comes with USB2?
    I also want to know this because of the possible drop in transfer speeds with the iPod Nano that I currently have.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I'm 99% sure that it doesn't. The last G4 PowerMacs didn't come with USB2 either -- I have one. :(
     
  3. RBG79 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm

    I've got a 12" G4 iBook atm (which I'm keeping)
    Never occured to me what version of USB it has... Anyone know?
    I can always spend a bit more on an airport card i suppose, now its just a question of the transfer rates for the mp3's to the ipod (nano doesn't support firewire).
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    About 10-15 mins to fill up a 1gb Shuffle from empty.
     
  5. asencif macrumors 6502

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    No 2.0 for G4 iMac

    The G4 iMac's unfortunately do not have USB 2.0 built-in. The G4 Powermac's did not come with 2.0 either, but the great thing about it is one could buy a PCI USB external card that works great. I bought one and use it to synch my iPod with.
     
  6. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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  7. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    actually the lat rev g4 imac came with usb 2.0 i know i got one the earlier versions did not !!
     
  8. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    The 800mhz iMac G4 didn't come with usb 2.0, the usb ports ( 3 ) are rated @12MBps not 480MBps (usb 2.0)

    The iMac G4 1.25 Ghz system Does include the usb 2.0 ports thats from Mac tracker app from here: http://mactracker.ca/

    :D :D
     

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