View Full Version : OsX on a 333mhz imac?
Morn The Lorian
October 13th, 2001, 09:45 AM
How MacosX will perform on my iMac 333mhz 160mb of ram?
I will upgrade soon. :cool:
October 13th, 2001, 09:52 AM
and I've heard that 10.1 makes it worthwhile to use finally. I'm still waiting for my upgrades though.
October 13th, 2001, 04:48 PM
Well, it is running okay on my 333 Lombard. I would suggest to get some more Ram. It was paging out a lot when I had 192 MB installed. Now with 384 isntalled it is running much smoother.
October 13th, 2001, 07:07 PM
You might want to see about getting more RAM!
384MB of RAM on my 400mhz iMac still pages out.. I may need some more myself! Maybe a 512 chip if I can round up some $$:D
October 13th, 2001, 07:34 PM
I already upgraded. Verrrry happy with my decision.
Here's a screenshot: My screenshot! (http://www.curmudgeons.com/piccy.jpg) I love this system!
October 15th, 2001, 01:07 AM
Given the performance on my Wallstreet, I'll be upgrading my kids 233 Mhz iMac real soon! This updated software simply moves.
I have no qualms about recommending OS X will work fine on a 333 mhz machine. I'm completely satisfied with this upgrade and recommend it without reservation - just get lots of ram!:p
October 15th, 2001, 03:08 AM
10.1 was GREAT on my 256M 266Mhz iMac.
I eventually went back to 10.0.4 though, so my HP PSC 950 (printer / scanner / copier / fax) software would work correctly.
October 15th, 2001, 06:06 AM
These Macs use the old ATI Rage Pro graphics cards, so graphics performance in OS X won't be great (no OpenGL drivers for these cards).
I don't know if / how that affects your decision. Until someone gives an answer to this, I'm holding off upgrading!
October 15th, 2001, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the help, but I don't need it anymore :D
October 15th, 2001, 08:08 AM
They sell RAM for cheap and it's good. I think the going price for a 512 MB chip for an iMac is abut 55 dollars, which seems pretty damn good to me...:)