Thinking about a iMac G4 for the kitchen.....

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mrmicp, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Thinking about getting a imac G4 for the kitchen possibly the latest 17 inch G4. Just wondered whats the maximum amount of RAM that the imac can take and also would a eyetv work ok in one of these? Don't suppose any of you out there have a G4 for sale? :D
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    eyetv should work on the iMac g4 ,1.25 ghz , 17 "
    at least it does on my eMac just perfect with the pctv ulimate usb nano stick
    ok the eMac is a bit faster , eMac 1.42ghz instead of 1.25 ghz in the iMac g4 ,eMac 512mb level 2 cache instead of 256mb in the iMac g4 , but vram grapics are the same in both 64mb
    and eye tv has minimum requirements of usb 2.0 and osx tiger but i think they recommend 64mb graphics
    but it might even work with 32mb graphics in the 15"model , but cant confirm this
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    California

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    17" iMac g5 for the kitchen is better. You can VESA mount the ones without the isight.
     
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    Kirbdog

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    + You should be able to find one very cheap.

    - I had got rid of mine a few years ago as I found the processor could not keep up when playing video from a few sources.
    - It only has USB 1, running anything via USB might be to slow (eyeTV)

    Just my 2 cents
     

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