Free G4....worth the drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dvigue, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. dvigue macrumors newbie

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    Hey all....

    i can get a free G4 desktop, with 21" CRT monitor and keyboard . all it needs is a data cable from the mother board to the DVD drive and hard drive. and have 500RAM.

    do you think that would make a good second computer for surfing etc...or is it way slow?
     
  2. Vanillagorila macrumors newbie

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    my iMac G3 350mhz is good at websurfin. I'd say it would be fine. it won't blow your socks off, but it will be fine.
     
  3. dvigue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i mean for free...what the hell.

    even if i dont like it..im out nothing but gas money...

    how much ram and be put in a G4 desktop? can i upgrade the processor?
     
  4. disconap macrumors 68000

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    If you have a use for it it's worth the drive.
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    "G4 Desktop" is not very specific. You'll need to give us the precise model of G4 we're talking about before someone could tell you how much RAM it supports.

    As for a processor upgrade, it's possible but expensive.
     
  6. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, especially since manufacturers like Sonnet no longer make processor upgrades for some of the older PPC models. You can probably find one on eBay or something though. From a cost/benefit standpoint, it's not worth upgrading a G4. If you want to do it for an exercise in geekery and you have the money, go for it.
     
  7. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    I don't see much worth in an 8 year-old IDE drive...
     
  8. disconap macrumors 68000

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