The beige goes to mom

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by joecool85, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. joecool85 macrumors 65816

    joecool85

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    Well, I finally gave my beige to mom. That was the plan afterall.

    Here is how it started:
    266mhz
    224mb RAM
    2mb vid ram
    OS 8.5

    Now:
    315mhz (overclocked it)
    320mb RAM
    16mb vid ram (rage 128 card)
    USB 2.0
    OS 10.2.8
     
  2. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

    im_to_hyper

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    Scha-weet!

    How did you go about overclocking it. I suppose if I was really in the mood I could try to find some guides, but for now will just ask here.

    Do you ever have any noticable heat issues with it? This is just a standard ATI card, correct?

    Have you considered installing 10.3 or 10.4 using XPostFacto just to see how fast it would run?
     
  3. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Tiger won't run on it with some serious hacking. The beige g3s lacked FW and that is required for tiger.
     
  4. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    Well, its not too hard to use XPostFacto. I wouldn't think any other hacking would need to be done, unless you happen to have bad RAM.

    I installed 10.3 on a 250MHz Wallstreet and it ran like, well, a Panther!

    Clarified previous post as well.
     
  5. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    IIRC there's an app you can download that will pretty easily enable Tiger on beige G3s. With the enhanced graphics card, added RAM and overclocking it might not actually be all that bad. :)
     
  6. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    Is it something other than XPostFacto?
     
  7. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I actually had a couple threads about it when I did it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=151838&highlight=dit
     
  8. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    Ah, cool. I will have to check out these guides and do some tinkering someday soon if I have time.

    Now, for your Rage 128 card... how much did that cost? I am looking at getting one off Ebay for $17-28 shipped.
     
  9. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got mine for $5. It was free plus shipping. Thanks to Eidorian here at MR.
     
  10. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    Oh. I bought mine for $20 from RGunner, here on MR. :( Oh well. It was worth it, I guess.
     
  11. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I did almost the same thing to my AIO G3 before i gave it to my cousin to use. The onyl thing i did not upgrade was the video card. I upped mine to a 40GB HD, 333Mhz (overclocked), Firewire, USB 2.0 card, and 10.3.9.

    I used XPostFacto to install Panther and it worked very well. The machine wtill worked well when i gave it away and as far as i know they are still using it every day.

    And for the persont that is thinking of overclocking there AIO, it is really easy. Just a matter of moving some jumpers around.
     
  12. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816

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    I was reading some guides here and it sure seems easy enough... just need to find the time.

    FYI: It was a beige I wanted to overclock.
     
  13. joecool85 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Beige/AIO same overclocking method. Just moving some jumpers around. Good stuff. It actually made a substantial difference on mine going from 266 to 315. Biggest difference was opening Word. And between that and the ram upgrade now it can actually multi task and have a few windows open without slowing down too much.
     

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