Mac G4,the jump to OS X?

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  1. Sonicjet macrumors newbie

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    Ok,This is my first post here,I am an normal windows user,xp,vista,7,I just bought This model Mac G4
    I want to add *some* ram(from 64mb to 1gb) and up grade it to OS X tiger,(As i understand that it is not as processor intensive)
    All i want to do is:
    • Run safari 3 on a high speed cable internet
    • Run an IRC client.
    • use small apps.
    I just want an stable,non windows,OS X computer capable of high speed internet usage.
    Is this possible?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. That will work. Although it will struggle with Flash and video.
     
  3. Sonicjet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast response how bad do you think that will be,Also I understand that my model was the last of a line capable of non-intensive over clocking,I know you will probably laugh,but this G4 I just bought,was fully functional,for a buck!, I'm not really losing much in the over clock.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know anything about overclocking Macs, but online videos will probably be pretty abysmal.
     
  5. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Seems that this will work.
     
  8. Sonicjet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    akk price shock for a buck mac,did any of the other models use a higher speed CPU?
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I saw one that had a 1GHz, but it said it was a G3 - yet still compatible.:confused:
     
  10. Sonicjet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    From what I understand ,its board was very similar to the G3.
     
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  13. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    The cheaper method would be buy a emac or a cheap G4. You can buy a 1ghz G4 for $100 these days.

    Either look on your local craigslist or maybe ebay, but i would stick with buying local.
     
  14. Sonicjet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yo,wow thanks,that I never thought of!
     

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