On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 15:59:06 +0000 (UTC), Jennifer Mullen
Agreed. I went from the ATI Rage 128 in my G4500x2 to a GeForce3 (PC>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.
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.