seeking advice on beige g3 upgrade outlook

seeking advice on beige g3 upgrade outlook

Post by urban_tadp » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 10:41:56

is this the place? if not, which ng?

the basic scenario involves a ppc beige g3, orig cpu spec of 233 mhz, now
tweaked w owc cpu upgrade, bigger drive, ram, etc, os up'ed to 9.2.2 no
prob, but the matter of trying to get osX running is not so straightforward.

advice, experience? more detailed specs if needed.


seeking advice on beige g3 upgrade outlook

Post by Jon Boon » Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:41:45

On 2004-09-17 21:41, in article BD70FDF1.785C% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

You want XPostFacto - hosted at Other World Computing site. XPF is free -
but if you want help in getting it to work, you must register it for $25.00.
I did and I think it was well worth it. As an aside, I paid $25 to get my
Beige G3 in the first place, then spent an additional $200 or so on a CPU
upgrade and a RADEON 7000 for it.



seeking advice on beige g3 upgrade outlook

Post by Avelino Sa » Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:34:36

In article <BD729459.33ADC% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Just a note, you only need XPostFacto if you're trying to install 10.3
on a beige. 10.2 is supported on beige G3s, but those machines can be
finicky. The only problems I've ever had with installing 10.2 with my
beige G3 (which has been upgraded a bunch with video cards, new RAM, new
BIOS chip, new CPU, etc) was trying to get the CD to startup as the boot
device. But that was right when 10.2 came out. Ever since then,
booting up with the 10.2 install disc works every time. Other people
have to pull out PCI cards, put the stock RAM back in, sacrifice
chickens, pray to the OS X gods, etc.

I have both 10.2.8 and 10.3.5 installed (both within the 8 GB limit on a
60+ GB HD) and I would definitely do what you can to get 10.3 installed.
The GUI is much more responsive.