Old i macs ...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Sabenth, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. Sabenth macrumors 6502a

    Sabenth

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    Hi guys i have a mate in sydeny australia who has offerd me an old I mac supposeldy g4 400mhz 128 ram 6.5 gig drive cd rom etc

    he states that theres osx on it

    my question is can old I macs 1 run osx can they come with g4s and is he having me on....

    Just checking this out as if its legit then id like to buy it off him as a kind of take apart and put back together sort of thing just see how they were bulit etc ...

    heres the specs for it

    Processor: 400MHz G3

    System Bus: 100MHz

    L2 Cache: 512KB

    RAM: 128MB PC100

    Hard Drive: 6.5GB

    CD Drive: 24x Slot-Loading CD-ROM


    OLD BLUE I MAC....

    THANKS SABENTH
     
  2. dricci macrumors 6502a

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    It should be able to run OS X just fine. You'll want to upgrade the ram to at least 256 MB, though.
     
  3. Sabenth thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sabenth

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    thanx dricci how easy is it to update these old boxes ive just bought the new i mac and i know that it aint easy upgrading memory on them ie filling in the second slot...\

    Sabenth .

    PS HOW FAR CAN YOU TAKE THE MEMROY UP TOO...
     
  4. voicegy macrumors 65816

    voicegy

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  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    The specs you gave say G3, yet you say can it have G4...



    irmongoose
     
  6. Ugg macrumors 68000

    Ugg

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    It was the easiest installation I've ever done. My iMac 400 runs OSX just fine. Max out the ram! Sorry, I don't know the max, I added 256 and it works great.
     
  7. mislabeledstar macrumors regular

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    my advice would be to max everything out when you do it the first time. my dad has one of those blue imacs and i used to go in n out of there upgrading it for him. i hate opening those ol imacs up, they're such a pain, especially after going in there working on it, then forgeting something after it's closed up and pull it all aprt again...... blah
     

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