10-02-2004, 04:20 PM #1Advice needed on G4 ( Yikes / Sawtooth )
Hi Guys / Gals ,
I have been offered a G4 Mac . It maybe a Yikes or a Sawtooth , i am not sure until i have more details .
Details so far are G4 , 450Mhz , 27GB HD , 768MB RAM , DVD ROM.
It has no monitor and comes from a business that are upgrading their Macs .
Is it a worthwhile purchase ? i think the cost is about £150-£200
Thanks in advance for your help
10-02-2004, 07:17 PM #2evopanopGuest
Well, if it's a 450MHz, then it's a "Sawtooth" because there is no 450MHz "Yikes," to my knowledge. If it really is a "Sawtooth," then I'd say that's a pretty good deal. Seeing as how it can be upgraded just as well as any other G4 can. You could even upgrade it to dual processors, if you wanted to. :cool:
10-03-2004, 02:59 AM #3
I will wait and see for certain what the specs are ( should find out this week ) .
If it is a "Sawtooth" then i will buy it .
Thanks for the help
10-03-2004, 02:49 PM #4
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The most easy way to find out which one it is is a look at the mainboard. The "Sawtooth" has an AGP-slot for graphics, the "Yikes!" has no AGP, the graphocs card is in a PCI-slot. That's why the "Yikes!" is also known as "G4 (PCI graphics)" and the "Sawtooth" as "G4 (AGP)"
And evopanop is right, there never was a 450MHz "Yikes!"
To know more about it, check www.lowendmac.com
If it's a "Yikes!", don't buy it..."Sawtooth" can be found for low money and are far better than the "Yikes!"
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