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From: tedd <tedd@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 11:33:28 -0500
>I have the option to get an old  PCI 604 Mac that is upgradable via PCI
>Card (Sonnet) to G4 450 MHZ 1Mb cache...
>The mac is $100, the card will be $250 plus I will need some RAM. Downside
>is that the mac is SCSI based, not IDE (cheap).
>Wondering how fast OSX will run on the G4 at this speed? Tolerable?
>I am assuming a 450 G4 will be faster than a higher clocked G3 (like a 700)??
>Wondering if this is a good route to go ( have to be via charge card
>(stupid, just got paid off)) to get to X.
>I can use Sonnet's X installer, or XPostFacto to install, but Sonnet's
>requires OS 9.1 which I don't have.
>I have OSX 10.2 and 9.2 install CD's


I took my PPC 9500/160 MHz and upgraded with a card to a G3/500 MHz. 
It worked great for OS 9, but when I tried to install OS X, there 
were major problems and eventually it slowed so bad that it took over 
5 minutes for an "About box" to come up. Now, maybe 256 Meg of RAM 
wasn't enough or maybe the software didn't work properly with the G3 
-- I don't know, but I gave up and bought a new machine instead.