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Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#1New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 01:49:33
Questions.

It's close to Christmas and I might have enough to buy an iMac G3 from MegaMacs.com

The one I'm looking at has a 450MHz G3 Processor in it, and 128 MB SDRAM.

What I want to know is


1) What is the highest processor upgrade that can be done on it (e.g. G4 or G5)

2) What is the maximum memory it can hold.

Mostly, I want it to run Leopard if that tells you anything.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#2New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:01:50
2nd question answer 1GB
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#3New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:18:47
........and CPU is soldered into the board....
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#4New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:27:36
@Xilmwa Said

........and CPU is soldered into the board....


Thats an old computer you are looking to buy.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#5New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:35:04
Na, really?

That's why I specified G3.

Or were you simply putting emphasis on the fact?

Oh well, it will run Tiger.

I think I'm going to look some more, though.
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#6New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:37:19
@Xilmwa Said

Na, really?

That's why I specified G3.

Or were you simply putting emphasis on the fact?

Oh well, it will run Tiger.

I think I'm going to look some more, though.
werent they discontinued in 1999?
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#7New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:37:49
Ok, does anyone know if the G4 in a Power Mac G4 is soldered?

If not, where can I get a new G4 to put in one that originally has a 350 GHz G4 Processor, and will it handle a G5?
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#8New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:39:21
@kentoo Said

werent they discontinued in 1999?



March 18, 2003.
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#9New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:46:57
@Xilmwa Said

March 18, 2003.
you must be talking about the G4 the G3 I think only had a 266mhz processor and was discontinued in 1999
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#10New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:49:09
There were two G3's

The first was a tray load, the second, slot load

Also, Firewire wasn't added until later in the lifecycle.

The G3 I was talking about is from 2001.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#11New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:50:00
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3
kentoo On October 26, 2010




Salmon Arm, Canada
#12New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:52:25
@Xilmwa Said

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3
my bad it was a g3 mini tower that I was looking at

https://support.apple.com/kb/SP406
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#13New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 02:54:29
Now THAT looks outdated.
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#14New Post! Nov 28, 2008 @ 03:18:23
Now I'm having problems. I'm looking at a Power Mac G4, model M5183, however, according to Apple, the computer does not exist.

What is up?
Xilmwa On June 19, 2015
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Zarglibniksokternimilis,
#15New Post! Nov 29, 2008 @ 01:17:24
AWESOME!

I'm going to stop somewhere near North Richland Hills tommorow and pick up a Power Mac G4 450 MHz with AGP Graphics!

Now I can shut up with my "I need a Mac!"
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