Got an iMac G3, wondering if.........

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nintendude, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    I just got an iMac G3. its the slot-loading 400mhz version. i was wondeirng if:

    1. should i upgrade to leopard
    2. what is the max ram and where should i buy
    3. can i upgrade the hard drive and if yes what kind is it
    4. any accessories i should get

    i am also open to any suggestions

    thanks!:D

    UPDATE: forgot to mention, is the processor upgradeable?
     
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    With those specs there is no way you are upgrading to Leopard. I would go with Tiger.
     
  3. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    My aunt had an imac g3 but I dont remeber what its specs were. I think the max RAM may be 1gb or maybe 2. I think just 1 though.
     
  4. mschmitt macrumors member

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  5. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    I have a G3 iMac that's 350MHz with Panther on it. Since 400 isn't that much faster, I recommend putting Panther on it (10.3) and as much RAM as you can (I think it's 1GB Max) because even Panther runs a little slow.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1) You can't. 867Mhz G4 or better
    2) 1GB
    3) It's hard as heck, but it should be ATA
    4) A better computer. ;) Unless you only surf/type/light use, it'll be slow like tanj.

    And I don't think the G3s were upgradable. At least, not nearly as much as the G4s.
     
  7. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you can upgrade the HDD if you have patience. RAM should be PC100/133. Check out Crucial or (more cheaply) OWC.
     

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