Imac G3 Hardware Specs

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  1. taintdluv macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iMac off eBay. It works fine, but the guy who sold it to me was wrong, or lied, about the hardware specs... I think. What I do know is:

    OS: 9.2.2
    Color: indigo
    Slot-loading cd-rom (burner?)
    1 stick of RAM (?mb)
    10gb HD

    What I want to know is:

    Where do I find out what the actual specs are? This is my first Mac, and the docs on Apple.com are next to useless to me.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Do you know what the processor speed is?

    I'm going to guess it's a 400MHz one, as it has a 10GB HD.

    Standard RAM was 64MB
    The CD drive was a x24 CD-ROM (not a burner)


    More Info here
     
  4. taintdluv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Eidorian: I've already seen that on Apple.com. It doesn't help me find the specs on the one I own.

    Bartelby: I don't know what the processor speed is... that's what I want to find out.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    And yet neither of us linked you to Apple.com. What other specifications are you looking for?
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Can you give us more information.

    What did the ebay advert say the iMac was.
    What is the information in the System Profiler (Under the Apple Menu)
     
  7. taintdluv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It said it was 500mhz, but I can't be sure. The guy I bought it from won't reply to my emails.

    I don't know where to find the System Profiler.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you find a barcode on the exterior, the specifications should be listed under it. I forget where the System Profiler is in 9.2.2 but I know it's off the Apple menu in the upper left.

    http://kb.wisc.edu/images/70/apple-system_profiler.jpg

    Edit: Seriously look a little harder...it's there.
     
  9. taintdluv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THAT'S a start. I had no idea that symbol was another menu. I'll let you know what I find out ASAP.

    Thanks for now!
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The 500Mhz were either Graphite, Snow, Flower Power or Blue Dalmation.

    In Finder hit Apple+F and type System Profiler.
    This should find it for you.


    EDIT:
    I've just found there was an Indigo 500MHz model, They came with a 20GB HD and either 64 or 128MB RAM and the CD drive was a x 24 CD ROM / x 4 CD-RW
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Goodie!
     
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  13. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    There's a label on the bottom of the iMac that has the specs printed on it. Look closely because it's very fine print.
     
  14. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah the indigo 500 is what I'm using.

    If the HD was 10 GB it's either an earlier indigo model at 500 or 400.
     

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