How does Tiger run on a G3?

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    skubish

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    5300cs

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    What kind of G3?

    I have it on my 800Mhz G3 iBook and it runs perfectly fine. A little faster than Panther, even.
    I have it on my Pismo and it runs great, too. Not as fast (no Quartz Extreme) but by all means usable.
     
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    Runs good on my G3 iBook with 900mhz and 640 MB ram... No ripple effects of course, but it's just as fast as it was with Panther... I also have a 1.25 GHZ eMac G4 with 1 GB of ram and the differences of the two running Tiger are the same as they were in Panther- if that makes sense- wasn't quite sure how to word that...lol...
     
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    ditto
     
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    I find Tiger runs much better than panther, so as long as you have 512mb plus of ram i'd upgrade,

    PeaCE
     
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    My old computer is an iMac G3 600Mhz that I am reluctant to let go of. Tiger runs well on it. As good if not better than Panther I would say. Since I have a G5 iMac though, the G3 is neglected.
     
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    I have it on my G3 800mhz ibook with 648MB Ram it runs good but i really haven't played with it since the arrival of my dual Powermac so I can't say how it is compared to panther. The only thing i noticed was no ripple effect which is not a big anyway.
     
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    don't mean to hi-jack this thread, but i just 'inherited' a beige 266 g3 powermac tower. is there any way to get tiger on it, or is it better to just leave it at 10.2?
     
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    XPostFacto. You better up the video card, and the RAM to the max. And your gonna want a faster CPU. The Beiges could hardly run Jaguar, let alone Tiger.

    Tiger is surprisingly useable on a Blue and White G3 300 stock with 512 MB of RAM. Better than Panther.
     
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    700 Mhz g3 also runs perfectly well, faster even ! except quicktime now bogs down. Will be goin back to version 6 in the morning if possible.
     
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    Tiger in my experience runs quite a bit better than panther, on my Mac (see sig) just stick a decent video card in the PCI slot and upgrade the RAM and you will have yourself a very capable computer to run Tiger. I'd reccomend a ATI Radeon 7000 mac edition and 512mb ram.

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    I just put Tiger on my trusty ole Blue & White 400MhZ it is very usable it has 512MB of ram it runs nice plays DVD's nice and smooth. Im thinking about a ZIF upgrade.
     
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    on my iMac DV 400, I find Tiger runs better than Panther, but only since 10.4.1 which sped up expose and dashboard significantly on that particular system. I recommend it :)
     
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    Mord

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    can we please have a sticky saying tiger runs well on a g3 at the top please?

    there are too many of these treads

    search is there for a reason people
     
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    There was a cool sticky "Installing Tiger sans DVD" which was really helpful, but then people started posting all kinds of unrelated crap in it :mad:
     
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    I hate Tiger on my ibook
    It is slower than a slug race...
    I did a clean install and it is crap
    I am going back to panther for that computer
     
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    wdlove

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    How much memory do you have on your iBook?
     
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    I put Tiger on my Clamshell iBook indigo I have the RAM maxed out and did a clean install and it runs fine. Faster then Panther I think. My Powerbook runs circles around it but my brother loves the old iBook.
     

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