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    h00ters CEO's Avatar
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    iMac PowerPC G3 350Mhz, 512MB of RAM, OS 9.2.2, 8MB Video Memory
    How Do I Upgrade 9.2 to X
    I would like to know how to do this.....

    What parts would i need (HD, Processor ect.....)
    Whats the easiest way (WITHOUT buying a new one lol....)
    If anyone has posted something like this before please let me know and direct me to the post


    Thanks....

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    have a look at lowendmac.com

    look for your machine and you will find any info on what versions of OS X will work on your set-up

    I would advise 1 gig of ram and you may eventually need a hard disk upgrade - see how it goes.

    old versions of os x (I am guessing 10.3 will suit you) can be bought off ebay

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    I had an identical model blue iMac and they are a great machine but are showing their age and upgrading is not at all easy. It will handle Panther with 1GB RAM as loiushen recommends.

    Upgrading the HDD is a fair cow as it is under a stack of gear which must be removed, and the video card will not handle OS X too well. As much as you love your machine, you will in time consider a move to a G4.

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    You should upgrade your HDD since OSX will take up at least 1 GB if you do a minimal installation. I would recomment against it on a G3 350 because it will be dog slow, even with 512MB. The processor just can't keep up. Jaguar might work better, but I never liked Jaguar.

    I have Panther installed on my kids G3 500 DV iMac and it runs okay with 384MB RAM.

    I did install Panther on a G4 350 (Yikes configuration) without any issues. On that I'm using a 10GB drive only because it's for email and internet, nothing else.

    Like I said, you can do it, but be prepared to go back to 9.2 because it will be intolerably slow, and I don't think you can upgrade the processor with a third-party mod either.

    Go on eBay, you can find a G4 B&W machine for pretty cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanCT View Post

    Go on eBay, you can find a G4 B&W machine for pretty cheap.
    That was my next thought. Thanks for all of your help!!!!

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