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    How do I make it faster?!
    So I've got an old G3 400 with 384Mb RAM, and it's SLOW! The cool animations are KILLING this computer... Anyway I can get rid of the minamize animations? I've already turned it to scale, which helped improve it a bit, but it's still frustrating! YouTube is SLOOOW! I realize it's an old machine and all, but it's pointless having it if it's goign to run so slow. The programs I have running: Finder, FireFox, Xchat Aqua, iTunes, iChat. I've googled around with no hints on how to speed it up.

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    MacHeadCase
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    It's an eight year old machine as you pointed out.

    Maybe look at upgrade cards like this one or one of these.

    I personally would not install Tiger on that machine and would not go beyond the Panther 10.3.9 version because Tiger is more demanding on hardware.

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    Six years old machine. Thanks for the links! Do you think upgrading to 1GB or RAM would make it pretty **** fast? I have no plans of updating the OS further than 3.9. I would really like to know if I can scratch the animation effects on it though. I guess I'll look into buying a G4 or G5 iMac now that I'm pretty sure I'm in love with it.

    Owner of a '89 Mk2 Jetta
    Can't forget those G3 iMacs!

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    MacHeadCase
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    If it's the machine I linked you to, a Power Mac W&B G3 400MHz, it's 8 years old:

    Introduction Date: January 5, 1999
    Discontinued Date: August 31, 1999
    I didn't make the numbers up, it's from the EveryMac website.

    And upgrading the RAM wouldn't hurt but you wouldn't get a speed demon by any means. It would make it more stable, though.

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    This Mac was made in 2001, that would be 6 years...

    Owner of a '89 Mk2 Jetta
    Can't forget those G3 iMacs!

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    MacHeadCase
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    Hmm. In that case, email EveryMac to point out their error so they can change the dates.

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    You were looking at a Power Mac, no my iMac. I see what's going on. I'm going to upgrade to 512Mb and see if it helps any... I really would like to know if I could disable all these little animations...

    Owner of a '89 Mk2 Jetta
    Can't forget those G3 iMacs!

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    MacHeadCase
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    Oh I thought you had looked at the link I posted wayyyyyyyyy up there. :headphone

    LOL

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    Oh, I just thought you were emphasizing it being 8 years old... I'm not use to links on a Mac actually. The slow speed isn't going to kill me yet. I'll wait till my two 256 chips arrive and we'll see if it helps any!

    Owner of a '89 Mk2 Jetta
    Can't forget those G3 iMacs!

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