G4 Yikes 350 upgrade question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Brian Bosworth, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Brian Bosworth macrumors newbie

    Brian Bosworth

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    #1
    How does OS10.1 run on a a G4350Mhz? Would I notice any performance and or is it necessary to upgrade the processor to the Sonnet 500Mhz zif.

    I really love the box and will eventually go for a G5 but for now all I looking for is to update the software and get a little more speed.

    Is the OWC 500 or 550Mhz zif's better performers then the Sonnet?

    thanks
    Brian
     
  2. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

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    I've used OSX on a G3 300 and it was NOT an enjoyable experience. I'm running it daily on a G3 500 Powerbook with 1GB of ram and it's fine - not great - but acceptable.

    It's a factory 500 so I can't give input as to which upgrade is better, but I would go ahead and get one of the upgrades over your 350.

    Boomer Sooner
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

    Sweetfeld28

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    if you are upgrading a G4 Yikes machine, i don't know what the improvement would be except a little more speed, which is always better.

    I am using a MT G3. When i bought it it orginally had a 266 Mhz ZIF. I was also running OS X 10.2 with it and it seemed slpwer than my moms iBook G3 500. So, i want and bought the OWC G3 533 Mhz. ZIF chip. Man I could not beleave the diffrence, it seemed like i had just droped a G4 chip in it. Maybe its because of the L2 1MB, who knows? But anyway, if i were you, i would do it.
     

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