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In article <Nospam-8FAFD1.15143725062003news.usenetserver.com>, George Nospam <Nospamnospam.net> wrote: > Greetings! > > I want to switch my office to OS X. It is a small publishing office, 5 > G4 Macs. At home, where I work half the time, I have a Quicksilver 867 > running 10.2.6, and this is okay as long as I stay away from list view > in the Finder for folders containing lots of items. At the office the > Mac I use mainly is a G4/400 AGP, and it is pretty tolerable for OS X. > There are two Yikes model G4s, one 350 MHz ...

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    Default Re: Useful hardware upgrade before putting OSX on Yikes G4?

    In article <Nospam-8FAFD1.15143725062003news.usenetserver.com>,
    George Nospam <Nospamnospam.net> wrote:
    > Greetings!
    >
    > I want to switch my office to OS X. It is a small publishing office, 5
    > G4 Macs. At home, where I work half the time, I have a Quicksilver 867
    > running 10.2.6, and this is okay as long as I stay away from list view
    > in the Finder for folders containing lots of items. At the office the
    > Mac I use mainly is a G4/400 AGP, and it is pretty tolerable for OS X.
    > There are two Yikes model G4s, one 350 MHz and one 450 MHz. Both have
    > plenty of RAM (768 I think) and lots of hard drive space. Is there any
    > processor upgrrade for this system design which would be worth the money
    > in order to make OS X more tolerable? Time frame is this fall sometime;
    > I'm just trying to do some planning.
    You can look for G4/550 ZIFs, which people seem to overclock to 600 MHz
    pretty easily in Yikes!, but I don't think the small speed increase
    would be worth the money or effort. Sonnet says they are working on a 1
    GHz ZIF for the B&W/Yikes! machines. They may be out by this fall, but
    they will probably cost so much ($500-$600 range) that it would be
    better to buy a faster used machine, or an iBook or something.

    In the meantime, if the hard drives in there are not the latest 7200
    RPM/8 MB cache speed demons, try upgrading them. I've found that
    upgrading to a fast hard drive gave me more noticable speed improvement
    in OS X than upgrading the CPU from G3/400 to G4/500.

    --
    Chicago, IL
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    Phil Lefebvre Guest

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    Default Re: Useful hardware upgrade before putting OSX on Yikes G4?

    On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 15:59:06 +0000 (UTC), Jennifer Mullen
    <jsm158+hacksawhacksaw.cac.psu.edu> wrote:
    >In <Nospam-8FAFD1.15143725062003news.usenetserver.com>
    > George Nospam <Nospamnospam.net> wrote:
    >> Greetings!
    >>
    >> I want to switch my office to OS X. It is a small publishing office, 5
    >> G4 Macs. At home, where I work half the time, I have a Quicksilver 867
    >> running 10.2.6, and this is okay as long as I stay away from list view
    >> in the Finder for folders containing lots of items. At the office the
    >> Mac I use mainly is a G4/400 AGP, and it is pretty tolerable for OS X.
    >> There are two Yikes model G4s, one 350 MHz and one 450 MHz. Both have
    >> plenty of RAM (768 I think) and lots of hard drive space. Is there any
    >> processor upgrrade for this system design which would be worth the money
    >> in order to make OS X more tolerable?
    >
    >
    >Something else to consider: a better video card. All of the G4s you mention
    >have AGP video cards. I just replaced the first-editiion ATI Radeon in my
    >Digital Audio with an ATI Radeon 9000. I was impressed with the difference
    >it made in scrolling, displaying preview icons in the Finder, and resizing
    >windows. It was the best $150 I've spent on a computer-related item in
    >quite a while.
    Agreed. I went from the ATI Rage 128 in my G4500x2 to a GeForce3 (PC
    flashed, $80) and it made a tremendous difference.

    Anyway, get lots of RAM for all of the Macs - 512M to start, more for
    graphics work. Get a 7200 RPM hard drive. Get a good graphics card -
    a decent GF4MX is $65 at Macsales.com and would be fine for anything
    but hi-res 3D games and such.
    foo Guest

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    Default Re: Useful hardware upgrade before putting OSX on Yikes G4?


    "Jennifer Mullen" <jsm158+hacksawhacksaw.cac.psu.edu> wrote in message
    news:slrnbfm629.qb5.jsm158+hacksawhacksaw.cac.psu .edu...
    > In <Nospam-8FAFD1.15143725062003news.usenetserver.com>
    > George Nospam <Nospamnospam.net> wrote:
    > > Greetings!
    > >
    > > I want to switch my office to OS X. It is a small publishing office, 5
    > > G4 Macs. At home, where I work half the time, I have a Quicksilver 867
    > > running 10.2.6, and this is okay as long as I stay away from list view
    > > in the Finder for folders containing lots of items. At the office the
    > > Mac I use mainly is a G4/400 AGP, and it is pretty tolerable for OS X.
    > > There are two Yikes model G4s, one 350 MHz and one 450 MHz. Both have
    > > plenty of RAM (768 I think) and lots of hard drive space. Is there any
    > > processor upgrrade for this system design which would be worth the money
    > > in order to make OS X more tolerable?
    >
    >
    > Something else to consider: a better video card. All of the G4s you
    mention
    > have AGP video cards.
    Yikes have PCI graphics cards, at least mine does. I put a Radeon 7000(I
    think that's the number?) 32MB PCI graphics card in it which I'd certainly
    recommend.


    TAP Guest

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    Default Re: Useful hardware upgrade before putting OSX on Yikes G4?

    In <bdff1g$sbjfc$1ID-52514.news.dfncis.de>
    TAP <vze2693qNOSPAMverizon.net> wrote:
    > Yikes have PCI graphics cards, at least mine does. I put a Radeon 7000(I
    > think that's the number?) 32MB PCI graphics card in it which I'd certainly
    > recommend.
    Whoops, yes. I got Yikes and Sawtooth backwards.




    J.
    Jennifer Mullen Guest

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