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Ok to run Tiger with 256 RAM iMac G3?
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amacgenius-30
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Jun 22, 2006, 09:21 PM
 
Is it ok to run tiger on these machines?



It seems so slow on that machine...

Does it need ram?
     
tkmd
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Jun 22, 2006, 09:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by amacgenius-30
Is it ok to run tiger on these machines?



It seems so slow on that machine...

Does it need ram?
Of course its possible but the experience would be awful. Constant page outs to the HD. I run my 400 Mhz G3 Pismo on 768MB. I feel that for some reason this is the limit of the G3 in OS X. In other words I could put more in but speed would be limited to the G3 chip. Diminishing returns.

Considering you can pick up 512 stick for between 50- 75 dollars it wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Jun 23, 2006, 09:45 AM
 
I would never run any version of OS X on a machine with less than 1GB of RAM. I have an old G3 that I run with 448MB, but it's just a low-load server so it doesn't need too much because it never has any real programs running.

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