True, but at least you could get the latest OS 9. I have the exact same machine as yours and it's running OS 9 pretty well. Staying in Os 8 is a waste.. that machine has a lot more capabilities than you think.Originally posted by BuZZ22k
I would but I'm not sure my g3/266 would run very well with it.
Possibly, possibly not. What type of monitor do you have on the machine? If its not an Apple you'd most likely have an adapter plug with dip switches for manually setting the resolution. I have one of these machines and that's what I had to do.Originally posted by BuZZ22k
I know I'm way behind on the tech here, but I only have one setting for resolution on my new(old) g3/266. OS 8.6
The res has only one setting and it's 1280x1024
Can this be changed?
How? I've got mine maxed on 192 megs of RAM (its only got 3 slots and it can only take a max of 64 per slot). I tried putting a 128 in there and it didn't work.Originally posted by spuncan
Hehe I run OSX on the original 233 G3 w/ 640 megs of rams and the original Rage 2+ . Unfortunatly due to the old ram chip I can't upgrade to Jaguar (I've tried I can't find the chip and theres no way to update)
BTW- I use Maya PLE, and Bias Peak 3 LE on it
It's hard to say then if it is a multisynch. Also like previously said you are probably using an adaptor of some sort to use it. That adaptor probably limits you to one resolution even if it were a multisynch.Originally posted by BuZZ22k
The monitor is just a standard PC monitor. Prolly 3 years old.
That is if you leave it with only 64 megs of RAM... load it up with a little more and OS 9 runs just fine.Originally posted by Choppaface
wow OSX will actually start up and do stuff on a 233 g3? O_O
I used to have one of those and OS 9.x was a bit much for it. it seemed happiest with 8.6
I'm in the exact same situation as you.. haha.. that computer is now my mom's too. And she's angry because she doesn't have a newer computer!Originally posted by Choppaface
i had >256 in it... it just kept crashing in 9.x for some reason. it's my mom's computer now, and she's pissed that she can't afford a new computer to run iphoto after seeing it on martha stewart. i guess I'll try putting jag on it for her then...but I was under the impression that it would be so slow that it would be unusable. though I consider OSX on my lombard unusable...