Author Topic: How to boost an imac G4 flatpanel 700 Mhz with 1 Mb of RAM  (Read 563 times)

Offline Patrick Philipot

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How to boost an imac G4 flatpanel 700 Mhz with 1 Mb of RAM
« on: December 05, 2016, 12:35:36 PM »
Hi,

I have now an imac G4 flatpanel 700 Mhz, one of the first model that boots mac os X Tiger. It's kind of slow (my point of comparison is a PowerMAc G4 Quicksilver with 1,5 Mb of RAM and booting mac OS 9.2.2).

For now I've only use the Classic mode. Will I get better performance booting Mac OS 9 ? Is it worth trying ?


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Offline GaryN

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Re: How to boost an imac G4 flatpanel 700 Mhz with 1 Mb of RAM
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 01:46:17 PM »
If your question is: "Will I get better performance in OS9 by booting OS9 instead of Classic?"
The answer is absolutely, yes.

Will it still feel slow compared to a Quicksilver also booting OS9?
The answer is also, absolutely, yes. BUT
Nowhere near as much difference as with OSX.

How much difference depends on which model Quicksilver, since there are many with big differences in performance.

The fact is running 10.4 + Classic on a 700 Mhz iMac is pushing the iMac to its absolute limit, beyond what it was designed for.

AND: Running OS9 natively is always better and faster than Classic mode.

Especially if you only have 1MB of RAMů

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Re: How to boost an imac G4 flatpanel 700 Mhz with 1 Mb of RAM
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 12:12:37 AM »
Thank you Gary

By the way, I realize that I've been wrong with the memory size. It's 1Gb for the iMac G4 (the maximum) and 1.5 Gb for the PowerMac (the max too).



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