Used G3 iBook - Quick Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jnadel, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm thinking about picking up an iBook G3 (http://www.powerbookguy.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16552&cat=0&page=1&featured) running OS 9.2. I'll get it with maxed out RAM and an airport express card. All I need to use it for is broadcasting on Ustream.tv. So, basically, I'll have a DV camcorder plugged in via firewire and then I'll be on the Internet broadcasting via a flash applet. Should this computer be able to handle that task successfully? Please let me know because I've never worked with a G3, or OS 9 for that matter.

    So, at max, just like two safari windows open and that should be it at one time.

    Thanks so much.
    -Jeff
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    What is the max ram? 1GB? As for OS9, its a huge difference between OSX and OS9...so be prepare for that.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the heads up. How would the iBook G4 800 MHz with 768 MB Ram be for this project? This one's running OS 10, so I'd feel a little more comfortable.
     
  4. macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    I've got an old G3 700 with 640mb RAM, and it's quick enough web browsing and using MS Office 2004 in Tiger. It won't take 1Gb RAM though, I doubt any of the G3 iBooks did.

    Also, AirPort is 802.11b, not AirPort Extreme. An AE card won't fit in.

    You could probably get a 700-800mhz iBook for $200 if you hunt around.
     

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