"I know it had a `d' in the name!"
Can a G4 upgrade successfully from Mac OS 9.2.2 to 10.xx ?? I am trying to help my mother in law, so major points would help.
OK. Like how MUCH more RAM should she upgrade to??
For example, I know from experience that MS-Windows XP prefers 512 MB RAM or more to run smoothly whereas it will run
only semi-decent with just 256 MB RAM.
What sizes and flavors of RAM SIMMS or DIMMS or whatever do the RAM upgrades come in for a G4??
An please pardon my mention of the abomination of an OS on an Apple Mac forum.
Also elsewhere, in a different forum, someone told me that to run OS 10.xx, she should have a PCI video card replaced with an AGP video card for OS 10.xx to run properly. Does anyone know whether this is just a performance issue or is actually a hardware requirement?
You should have no problem upgrading from 9.2.2 to OSX on the G4. Your best bet is to do it incrementally. i.e.:
Start with the Jag CDs, simply boot up with them and run the install. All your OS9 stuff will be retained in the OS9 "System Folder"
and in "Applications (OS 9). Now if you're really picky like me you can use Disk Utility on the Jag CD to zero out your hard drive
multiple times... to get rid of all possible residual garbage and porno that you never want seen. If you choose this route it is not
necessary to create a separate partition for OS9, just re-install any OS9 apps that you still want to use into the "Applications (OS 9)
folder and Classic will start up and run them whenever you need them. Either way is okay. If you just want to upgrade on top of your
9.2.2 then the Jag installer will put everything into the right place for you. Once X is installed you want to use Sys Prefs>Software Update
and run that as many times as you need to to get it to 1.2.8 (or whatever the last ver. of Jag is) BEFORE you upgrade to Panther.
As far as memory goes, Of Course - the more the better. This G4 currently runs with this setup.
Size: 256 MB
Size: 128 MB
Size: 64 MB
(I've swapped out one of the cards with the 7600 so I can use it as a gaming machine. I've converted it to a G4 as well)
The only time I ever have any sluggishness is when I'm working with large video files or compiling some 3D crap. Then again,
I always close any apps I'm not currently using.
Cheers, and good luck! :)
Also, forgot to mention, this one has the ATY, Rage128Pro: Type: display Bus: AGP card.
I could be wrong but I think the higher end models are now being shipped with NVidea or something.