Upgrade iBook G3 700Mhz to 10.4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JPark, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a friend with an iBook G3, 700MHz with 384MB of RAM. She's currently running 10.2.

    Any thoughts on what the optimum OS would be for her? Should she go to 10.4?
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    Tiger should work, but Panther might perform better.
     
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    iDAG

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    Go for it, look at my sig and you'll know why:)

    BTW I'm using 320 MB of RAM
     
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    Nukemkb

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    ...and has been said before - but a strip of 512 MB RAM will do wonders when you have it running Tiger.
     
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    FJ218700

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    10.4 is fine on my 700 MHz iBook (but I have 640 mb of RAM). I say install it anyway. If you're unhappy, you can always put 10.2 back on with a clean install.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't really recommend it, although if you want you can try it and go back to 10.2 if you're not happy. I'm running tiger on an iBook G4 1GHz with 256mb of RAM, and it's slow as hell.
     
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    squeeks

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    i just put 10.4 on my ibook 900 and found it to be more snappier than panther
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Every new release of OS X Apple seems to make the OS quicker. Tiger performs quicker than Panther.
     
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    Quiara

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    The 256MB is your problem - that's not near enough to run 10.4 in my experience. I ran it just find on a G3 800MHz with 640MB.
     

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