Question about combining two computers

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mcroker678, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. mcroker678 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    #1
    I have an old imac swivel head g4 and am about to get a mac mini intel.
    I use my computer mostly for watching movies and editing video with FCP.

    Question:

    Can I link the two together to shorten rendering time or get any benefit out of the two machines working together or should I sell the g4 for $20 and buy a dvd to watch on my new mini?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    #2
    Unless you want to use the iMac's monitor with ScreenRecycler, just sell it. Even if it were feasible to use the two computers as a rendering farm or something, the Mini is at least an order of magnitude faster than the G4.
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #3
    If I were you, I'd sell the iMac G4 on eBay or something. Because of its cool design, its a bit of a collector's item now, so you could sell it for a decent amount, which you could use to get some sort of upgrade for your Mac Mini if you wanted to :D

    What sort of specs are you looking at on your Mini anyway?
     
  4. mcroker678 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    #4
    the mac mini I'm interested in has 4g ram, 2.56 processor. Nvidia Geforce 9400 (256RAM).
     

Share This Page