Quicksilver Update

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rdsherman, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have a Quicksilver G4/867 with 640MB RAM. I run os 10.4. Is maxing out the RAM at 1.5MB worth it on this machine? How about upgrading to 10.5? This machine is mostly for the kids doing homework and internet, although I would like to start syncing ipad and iphone on it (the reason for 10.5). Thanks.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Cudi Zone
    Updating the ram is a must. You will see a great performance boost. You might be a little slow with leopard, but if that's not a problem then you should upgrade.
  3. macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Max out the ram. 10.5 will be too slow on that machine.
  4. stroked, Apr 24, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011

    macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    my QS 933 /1 Gb ram runs Leopard better than my iBook 1.33 Ghz / 1.5. For some reason the QS is faster with everything. maybe it's the faster HDD.
  5. And
    macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009
    92 ft above sea level, UK
    I'm running a Quicksilver G4 with 1.25GB ram and it is also a 867MHz model. I'm running Leopard on it. It seems mostly fine to me, a little sluggish sometimes though. I still use it for a bit of web surfing, word processing, spreadsheets, etc. for that level of activity it is fine. In fact, I'm using it now. It always brings a smile to my face when I think this thing is about 10 years old almost (not sure of it's birthdate!), and it is still reliable and more importantly it is actually *functional*.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    The only thing I'd say is that performance won't be stellar. I have a Dual 867 G4, and 10.5 isn't that fantastic on it, however it does work (It has 1.5GB RAM, and I personally would go to at least 1GB pre-Leopard install). It should easily work if all your doing is iTunes, but Safari etc may be slow.

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