how well would a 500mhz "snow" g3 imac run tiger?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dustintendo, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Dustintendo macrumors member

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    im trying to get my parents to buy one instead of a cheap windows pc
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    If you get it for like 300 bucks or less -- I wouldn't pay more than 250 personally for one -- stuff it with a 512k ram chip and it should do well with Tiger.
     
  3. Monyx macrumors member

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    No probs running my B&W G3 400Mhz 512MB RAM, OS X 10.4.3..perfectly usuable as a FCP4 cuts-only station.

    Mark
     
  4. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    It'll run OS X just fine. A guy at my college is running that exact iBook with Tiger and it's great.
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    Why not get a Mac mini?

    Don't believe Steve's myth about the mhz myth... 500Mhz is really VERY SLOW!
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    It'll run it, but you have to think, for about $400 you can get a refurb Mac Mini that will run it 10x as good.
     
  7. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Whatever. I ran 10.2.8 on a 315mhz overclocked beige powermac. With only 224mb ram and it was fine. Not AMAZING, but fine for internet/web etc. A 500mhz 'book will do all the basic stuff no hassles.
     
  8. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    I say go for it if you can get a good deal on one. I've seen OS X run on a 333MHz Lombard, a 366MHz iBook, and a 350MHz B&W G3 and it ran fine for basic tasks.
     

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