Choosing Between Old Computers

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macgeek77, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2006
    I have an iMac G3 700 MHz with a 60 GB HD and 700 some MB of RAM. I also have a 400 MHz PowerMac G4 with 300 something MB of RAM and a 20 gig HD. I need to bring one to my dad's house, and need the most powerful one there. Which is the more powerful assuming I can upgrade the HD and RAM on the powermac? THanks.. :apple:
  2. Trogloxene macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    G4 is certainly more powerful for things like Photoshop or calculation processing. It totally depends on what you are doing. Email or Word Processing really doesn't take much machine. On old machine get check ebay for really cheap updates.

  3. Silencio macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
    What have you got for a monitor to hook up to that PowerMac G4?

    The RAM and hard drive are very easy to upgrade on the PowerMac G4. In fact, you can steal from RAM from the iMac and put it in the G4 if you like. If you've got 768MB in the iMac, it's going to be one 512MB and one 256MB PC100 SODIMM.

    I tend to think even a significantly slower G4 runs Mac OS X better than faster G3.

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