New addition to my PPC family!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WGoins88, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. WGoins88 macrumors regular

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    Got my Lombard a big brother today.....a 500MHz Pismo! I'm on it right now, and I just have to say that I am VERY impressed with its' performance compared to my old 500MHz iBook that I had (Cache & Bus speed difference), and is worlds better than my 333 Lombard. I always wondered what the hype was about the Pismo.... but now I understand! :cool: Even came with a much needed ZIP drive!

    Best of all, I didn't buy it... I traded the extra Dual 1.0GHz MDD I had that had no power supply or HD. The guy wanted a MDD G4, and I wanted his Pismo.
     
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats

    I have the same model. Max it out to 512MB RAM for the best experience. What version of OS X are you using. Panther runs best on mine.
     
  3. WGoins88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It already has 512, but I'm gonna max it out to 1GB. It has Tiger on it and it runs pretty good. Geekbench score is 260.
     
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  5. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    They are getting quite rare but you can get G4 500-550 upgrades for Pismo. Not new anymore obviously but maybe the rare one on ebay.
     
  6. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    was gonna pick one up for mine a while ago. until i saw the price...
     

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