06-10-2007, 12:37 AM #1Summer Project to upgrade: Powermac g3 or g4
Well, im going to have some free time this summer and i need a new mac to upgrade,
I want to buy a PowerMac g3 or g4,
I want it to be cheap (ebay or something), and not to have a lot in it (i need to accumulate some parts gathering dust in the basement)
I have loads of pc-133 memory,
Some IDE cd and hard drives,
The only thing that i would actually have to pay for to upgrade is the cpu.
I eventually want it to be a replacement for my iMac g3 700, 768 ram, 60gig hard drive, tiger,
I want it to be faster than my old iMac,
Heres the questions that are deciding which one i choose,
I want it to be at least 800mhz (preferably at least 1ghz, or at least have the option to go to 1ghz later)
Can i put a g4 cpu in a g3?????
Which has more RAM slots???
(this may be a stupid question, but ive never seen a powermac inside before) If i bought a PowerMac and wanted to make it a dual processor, do i have to buy a certain PowerMac or do they all have 2 cpu sockets?
I have to have a modem (yes, I still have dial up)
I love to mix the memory (like a 512 and a 256), it makes me laugh at pcs...
I dont want to spend more than $100 on the actual machine, and another $150 on cpu upgrades
Which would get me a pretty good mac considering i have about 1gig of extra pc133, hard drives, cd drives, and even zip drives lying around.
Does anyone know where i can get a PowerMac g3 or g4 for a good price without that much in them?
Thanks a mil in advance,
06-10-2007, 12:42 AM #2
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For your specs and price range, I would say your best bet is going to be your local Craigslist.org page. Just search the computer and electronics listings for Apple, and go from there. I've seen a TON of older Mac computers on my listings of late.MacBook Air Unibody Core i5 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, iPhone 4S 32 GB White
06-10-2007, 09:47 AM #3
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