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Originally Posted by shthap3ns View Post
Yeah, that makes sense.

My main concern is just to have the system run smoothly. It doesn't need to be extremely fast but at least good enough for me to do my work without a problem.

If I'll just be working with Adobe CS3, a text editor, and perhaps some video viewing, which processor would work the best for me?
The G4 1.8 I have been talking about will do all that. It's running Tiger 10.4.9 and very smooth. I would say go with the lowest priced 1.8Ghz you can find and up the RAM to 1.5GB if you can. OSX Loves RAM and Adobe Photoshop (ANY VERSION) Eats RAM for dinner. So give it as much RAM as you can and that CPU and it should be happy.

What video card is in your machine? A real Slow card can make OSX's interface seem jerky. I upgraded another G4 way back and got an older Nvidia GF2 with 32Megs VRAM in place of the 16Meg Ram ATI and it made a lot of difference in smoothness scrolling and moving things around.
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