iMac G3 (Accelerate CPU)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Derrick Velasco, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Derrick Velasco macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2008
    Hi everybody! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this great great site!
    I was wondering since I have a 400MHz PowerPC G3 (512 MB SDRAM) and it's never let me down, however since it's running Tiger it tends to run on the slow side, BUT HEY! It was retired years ago so I can't complain! So anyways I was scrolling through the internet for ways to make an iMac G3 run faster and I found the Accelerate CPU iMac program.
    And I know that iMac G3's tend to heat up very fast so I thought this was a bad idea, but what do you guys think?
    Should I buy it?
    Thank you so much!:D
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Some app will never make your iMac go much faster, I've seen that app, but never seen it reviewed.

    If you could get like 20% better speeds with a simple app, why wouldn't apple implement the code in OSX?
  3. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2008
    Exactly! Just what I needed to know! Thank you so much! :D
  4. colonels1020 macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2006
    Hmm.. I don't know about the iMacs, but i do know that there's a kext for the iBook G3's called iCook that lets you overclock the CPU without having to do any hardware mods.

    Apple probably doesn't believe in overclocking and didn't implement it into OS X. Also they probably like making the OS slower on your older hardware since it's more motivation for you to upgrade. ;)
  5. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2008
    I used iCooked, and if it seems to run fine,
    But as I said before it runs at 400MHz and set it to 500MHz and it's running nicely.

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