Panther on B&W G3 400mhz

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by rlhubley, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. rlhubley macrumors member

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    I have a G3 B&W 400 mhz, with 512 mb ram and am running 10.1.x. I just ordered and iBook and had an extra copy of Panther thrown in. What kind of speed improvements can I expect? Also, should I do regular install, or the ol' format hard drive and then install?
     
  2. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    I would say format everything and do a long format (don't know exactly how it's called in English, only did it a couple of times in Dutch). Every file will be deleted and you have a clean HD, no clutter from half deleted files! The improvements in speed of Panther will be huge, the system will probably feel twice as fast, as not faster, that's waht I had when I installed jaguar and I have the same machine with the same specs as yours!

    Let me know how it feels. I just ordered a dual 1.8 and also gonna install panther on this ole' B&W!
     
  3. rlhubley thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a clean install this weekend of Panther. HUGE improvement in performance. I am very happy so far, but have not had time to do much with it.
     

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