) Well, the newest OS that will run officially on that Machine is OS X 10.4 Tiger. It's no longer supported or sold by Apple, so it depends on what you can find it for 2nd hand. 2) Upgrading the ram would help, and 1 GB is probably considered an &qu" /> Mac Forums - View Single Post - Questions re: My circa 2002 iMac G4
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1) Well, the newest OS that will run officially on that Machine is OS X 10.4 Tiger. It's no longer supported or sold by Apple, so it depends on what you can find it for 2nd hand.

2) Upgrading the ram would help, and 1 GB is probably considered an "okay" amount. The ram can be upgraded to 1 GB but there's 2 slots, a user friendly slot, and an internal slot. The internal slot requires a large portion of the computer to be disassembled, and isn't an easy task if you're not computer savvy. (Or so I've heard) That's the main reason that my iMac G4 still has 512 MB of ram.

3) The machine is outdated. It's not going to be 2010+ worthy. No matter what possible upgrades you make to it. It's not bad for light web browsing. But it's still from 2002.

4) You can check here to get a ballpark range on what it's worth: Mac2Sell - Guide to used Mac, iPad, iPhone & iPod - Evaluation - Argus Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone Occasion
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