Imac power pc g3 needing upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by petr g, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. petr g macrumors newbie

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    I dont know to much. Was wondering on how to upgrade an iMac i just got. It has a power pc g3, speed: 233 mhz, mac os 8.6, built in memory: 96 mb, virutal memory: 97mb. Any info would be great. I can get online but is very mmm primitive and i dont understand most of it. any help would be awesome.
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    IF you don't mind spending some $$, time and effort on an antique computer, then the most you could do would be:

    A) Max da ram to either 384 (1x 256 + 1x 128) or 512mb (2x 256) depending on which revision machine you have (A or B)
    B) Replace the stock HD with a newer, faster, bigger one
    C) Move up to OS 9.2.2

    All of these would add a significant performance increases, but with the money you would spend on these upgrades + a little more, you could probably find a more recent, more up to date machine that would give you even better performance though.
     
  3. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    The best upgrade for that machine would be to the curb or to the Salvation Army.

    Its just too old to do much with.
     

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