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I just grabbed a 233 mhz Imac to fool around with until i get my PB in May and to get used to MAC OS. I have been told that mac os X wont run very well with it since it only has around 160 mb of ram. ANy quick suggestions that anyone has to make this a acceptable switch?

alex
 
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I got the same iMac for my fiancee w/256MB and it runs just fine for her. Every once in a while I'll get the beachball but runs it. Can't run too many apps at once. But web, word processing and email are fine on it :)
 
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Wally said:
I just grabbed a 233 mhz Imac to fool around with until i get my PB in May and to get used to MAC OS. I have been told that mac os X wont run very well with it since it only has around 160 mb of ram. ANy quick suggestions that anyone has to make this a acceptable switch?

alex
My three suggestions would be the following:

You can order 256 MB of memory from MacSolutions for $37.00.

Also, search eBay for "iMac VRAM" (if yours isn't already equipped with 6 MB). You can find the 4 MB VRAM upgrade chips for $7.00.

While on eBay, look around for a small HDD. You can find 10-15 GB drives for around $15.

For roughly $65-$70, you'll have a machine that will run OS X Panther quite happily and will be a nice, useful Mac that I'm sure you'll enjoy.
 
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BTW if you're getting a larger HDD partition the first 7-8 gigs to install Panther into. It won't recognize w/o it
here's a link to upgrading components for the iMac personally:
http://www.macworld.com/2001/10/bc/howtoimac/
 
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if your planning to get all those things, then you might as well buy a mac mini. almost the same price as upgrading, and way faster.
 
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