powermac g4 quicksilver

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    iSaygoodbye

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    would a powermac g4 quicksilver with a 1ghz g4 processor and 765 mb of ram run leopard reasonably fast?
     
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    Nope. I had a G4 Digital Audio (same as Quicksilver) with a 1.33GHz/2MB L3 upgrade, 1.5GB RAM, Radeon 9800, SATA card, etc and installing Leopard on it was what made me realize it was finally time for a new machine. I would not go beyond Tiger even on the fastest G4. It's just painfully slow.
     
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    iSaygoodbye

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    alright thanks. does it run tiger pretty decent?
     
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    Davy.Shalom

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    These machines run tiger fine, just don't try running PS on it. Don't spend over $200 with a computer of those specs.

    For word processing, email, internet, itunes, and IM that computer is fine.
     
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    iSaygoodbye

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    im getting it for 45$
     
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    Yup, Tiger runs very well.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Weird, newer releases are suppose to run better on older macs. Well at least, that's the case with Windows!
     
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    SmurfBoxMasta

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    Well then at the very least, mAxDaRam 4 sure.....regardless of what OS you put on it.

    If this will be your only machine, and you will be keeping it for a good while, and you can't get a new(er) one, then you may wanna consider spending some more $$ to beef it up some......but beware, it will NEVER be a speed demon no matter what you do to it, but at least it will be useable for most average everyday tasks.....

    1) add an SATA controller card & HDD.......big speeeed boost for ~$150

    2) Get a Radeon 9800.... ~$75-100 for a flashed peecee version...will speed up the GUI, window server, and screen rendering, etc

    3) cpu ugrade: Big bucks! ($3-600), but can take you as far as DUAL 1.8GHZ.......

    otherwise save your $$ and buy a newer model that is faster all around and more up to date from the beginning :p

    ps: I have Leopard running just fine on my QS 1.6ghz/1.5GB/Radeon9800/Raptors.......but the hardest thing I do with it is run CS3 PS and a few other apps.......
     
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    I have a 1.25ghz, 1.5gb of ram, MDD running leopard perfect. if you have the disk already give it a try don't go out and buy it though.


    I ran photoshop 7 on an old 466Mhz g4 with 768mb ram and i had no problems.
     
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    Macman756

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    I'll pay that! But I had a 1.33Ghz Powerbook with 1GB RAM, Leopard ran great. What video card is in there? If its 64mb, your fine.
     
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    iSaygoodbye

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    the ad on cragslist didnt specify ill ask the person
     

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