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07-30-2008, 12:19 PM
I just got an old Ibook G3 500mhz with 192mb of ram for 135$... OS X 4.3.2. What should I need for make my user experience better? any trick for make it less slow or stuff I cant live without..?
im a pc user since 2001 (before that I was a mac evangelist, but I went to the dark side after trying a dual-xeon pc)... I buyed this lappy for use metasynth, a good old sound software!
07-30-2008, 12:40 PM
holy cow, I just installed warcraft 3 and its unplayable even if the minimum requirement is g3 400mhz... is there something I can tweek??
07-30-2008, 12:57 PM
whats the correct OS X version ? 10.3 ?
do a reinstall of OS X I would say...in case you haven't
07-30-2008, 02:20 PM
Why? will it change something? lool like trouble to me... 10.3.2... which version do you suggest for such a old hardware??
thanks for reply!
07-31-2008, 06:31 AM
10.3 should be fine
do you have th original CD's ? if so put them in the CD drive and boot holding down "C"
you will be asked to re-install and you get like 3 options, one is totally new from scratch another one is called something like archive and something...which will re-install the OS X only leaving your home folder intact.
the last one mentioned will be preferred if you have documents you want to keep, but if this is a totally new machine for you do a clean install, so you get rid of any mess left by the former owner.
your machine shouldn't be super-slow with 10.3, the minimum specs are:
The system requirements are: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_v10.3#cite_note-0)
PowerPC G3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_G3), G4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_G4), or G5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_G5) processor (at least 233 MHz)
Built-in USB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB) (indicative of a New World ROM being present)
At least 128 MB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MB) of RAM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAM) (512 MB recommended)
At least 1.5 GB (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GB) of available hard disk space
Internet access requires a compatible service provider; iDisk requires a .Mac account
Video conferencing requires:
333 MHz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megahertz) or faster PowerPC G3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_G3), G4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_G4), or G5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_G5) processor
broadband Internet access (100 kbit/s or faster)
Compatible FireWire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FireWire) DV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DV) camera or web camera
07-31-2008, 09:59 AM
No, I dont have the original cd... thinking of it, I should have asked the seller...
07-31-2008, 06:07 PM
192MB of RAM? If you're going to run OSX you'll want to add some RAM for sure, it'll make a pretty big difference in the way that machine will run.
08-02-2008, 08:30 AM
yeah, the cursor is quite slow..! I dont know if it will fix that!
08-02-2008, 08:30 AM
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