How increase memory on 10GB imac G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rosasmum, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Rosasmum macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    Hi there, a couple of easy questions I hope.

    What is the simplest was to increase the memory on a 10GB Imac G3. 9.7GB are used up and there isn't much I can delete to free up space. It is a friend's computer, she is not mac savvy.

    Also, I am considering rebooting the system as there is an account on there with a forgotten password and the original administrator password is long forgotten. What would be the best way to go about doing this? I have 10.4 os discs, with extra memory would this work ok?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Yes, getting rid of the surplus user account would be a good start :)
    If you were thinking of installing a larger hard drive(?) it's a bit of a chore on those Macs, so i'd recommend buying an external drive for it. I think that Mac has a Firewire port on the side? So get a FireWire drive, as USB will be a bit slot on that Mac. Drives are cheap now so its a good way to go..
    If you can top up the ram to 512mb or more, then that would be good also.

    While im here.. OS X needs some breathing space to work at its best. Or it really starts to bog down. It seems like your example has next to no free space on it left, so anything you can do to free up some space will work wonders on it.

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