I currently have a G4 450Mhz with 385 ram and running classic. I use it for AC7 and was wondering if it is worth upgrading the system software and ram.
I run AC8.0 on my PC P4 2.8 1 gig ram.
I don't know if the mac once more ram is added will handle AC8 or when we get it AC8.1 ( I don't expect it to )
does anyone run these older G4's with the later system software and if so are there any problems?
I have a G4 667 that I have just upgraded with an OWC (US $597.00 delivered) processor to 1.467 GHz and installed X.3 So far no problem, speed has increased I am able to print again to my Epson 1520 (I was unable to do so w/X.2.. I have maxed out the memory a while back, it is so cheap now that there is no reason not to do so.
Thus, was able to extend the life of my computer for another couple of years and once the G5's are around for a while, I will probably spring for one then, probably after Christmas.
You can read up on processor upgrades in the October issue of Macworld magazine, great review of the three major makes and a detailed installation article, Took me an hour to swap processor and upgrade the System to Panther.
Hope this helps,
P.S. If you do this don't forget to upgrade your ROM and download/install the latest Wibu Key driver.
venecasper wrote:Im using a 533 G4 with a 32MbGeforce 2MX, and it runs the openGL window in ArchiCAD 8 fine, its the 2D screen redraws that are terrible.
James, I am also considering upgrading to a new eMac but was wondering how do the eMac's work with only 32 mb of vram? My projects are single family new homes and additions (small files).
thanks for any feedback
Lennox wrote:Not really ... 64 should be OK. Don't wait for 9 (or whatever) with these 32.
32Mb VRam should be ok for smaller projects, however what about when AC9 and 10 come along, what will there minimum requirements be?