Thinking about a iMac G4 for the kitchen.....

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mrmicp, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. mrmicp macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Thinking about getting a imac G4 for the kitchen possibly the latest 17 inch G4. Just wondered whats the maximum amount of RAM that the imac can take and also would a eyetv work ok in one of these? Don't suppose any of you out there have a G4 for sale? :D
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    eyetv should work on the iMac g4 ,1.25 ghz , 17 "
    at least it does on my eMac just perfect with the pctv ulimate usb nano stick
    ok the eMac is a bit faster , eMac 1.42ghz instead of 1.25 ghz in the iMac g4 ,eMac 512mb level 2 cache instead of 256mb in the iMac g4 , but vram grapics are the same in both 64mb
    and eye tv has minimum requirements of usb 2.0 and osx tiger but i think they recommend 64mb graphics
    but it might even work with 32mb graphics in the 15"model , but cant confirm this
  3. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    17" iMac g5 for the kitchen is better. You can VESA mount the ones without the isight.
  4. Kirbdog macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2005
    Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
    + You should be able to find one very cheap.

    - I had got rid of mine a few years ago as I found the processor could not keep up when playing video from a few sources.
    - It only has USB 1, running anything via USB might be to slow (eyeTV)

    Just my 2 cents

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