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How to speed up a Performa 5200
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Dec 14, 2000, 03:44 AM
What are all the possible ways to speed up my 5200 without getting a different motherboard. I have 48MB RAM and the original 800MB HD. I am planning on downgrading to OS 8.1 and buying a new hard drive. Any other suggestions? Is more RAM worth it? I've heard the motherboard is really crappy in these things...

Also, can a 5200 run a web server decently? If so, with what software?

Thanks for all the help
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Dec 14, 2000, 05:29 AM
There is a really good way to speed it up, throw it off a 15 story building .
I owned the 5200, and its S-L-O-W, very slow.......slow

I suggest getting a cheap PCI powermac (7300-9600, 6400/6500) and geting a g3 upgrade card.

-See Yea!
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Dec 31, 2000, 10:01 PM
Try some of the ideas on this page: http://www.lowendmac.com/ppc/5200.shtml

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