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Old Apr 18th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Wink Imac G4 20"

Anyone know if there's any way to mod/speed up this machine? Looks great but the G4 1.25 with 2 gb ram getting slow sometimes.
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Old Apr 19th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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Get an Intel mac.

Can't do much with the PPC mac nowdays if it's not fast enough.
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Old Apr 19th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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thought so, was just trying to confirm. Know anybody who would buy it?
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Old Apr 19th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have noted some interest in these mainly because they are really cute, so you may get more than the base G4 price of $0.

That said disabling Stoplight and TimeMachine will give this oldie a very noticeable boost in overall performance. FindAnyFile and EasyFind will allow you to do non-content style searches.
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Old Apr 19th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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I like the G4 iMacs. The 20" version would be nice. I'd pay $100 for one in good condition.

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You'll have no trouble unloading that Mac. My folks have a 17" version and love it... If I ever get my ass back to Canada, I'll be looking for a 20" to add to my collection.

Lots of folks out there talking about trying to stuff a Mac Mini's guts into the base of one of those, but I haven't found anyone who has succeeded. Closest is a hackintosh using a very small PC motherboard. Hardest part of the whole gig is apparently hacking the LCD video cable...
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I would say the 20" is the rare one for sure. Would love to add one to my collection as well.

It would be in the company of a lime green 466 G3 ibook

a dual 500 G4 Cube with 17" Apple display

and a Color Classic
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