Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

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Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by briwest » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:17 pm

Have Ableton installed, but having a few issues, reckon I should probably reinstall it (Ableton 7.something)

Mac G4 Mirroured drive doors
1.25GHz dual core
512mb ram (upgrading soon)
70gb HD (upgrading soon)
OS X 10.2.8 (probably upgrading to 10.5 soon)

Besides it being 6yrs. old and running faster than my 2yr. old Windows XP machine.. The sound out of it's stock core audio chip is AMASING!!! and it was all for $150 (monitor, mouse, keyboard, and 15in. display).

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by mbird21 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:19 pm

Congrats!! hell of a deal you got there!!

That guy with the weird orange tan from tv would be proud of you, Bargin Hunter!! :lol:

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by briwest » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:43 pm

Cheers mate!

I bought it cheap because it was taking up space in the bloke's flat and he wanted to buy a Mac mini with the money.

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:44 pm

I thought this was another one of those necro-threads! :P
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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by funky shit » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:58 pm

id go and sell it now for a dearer price.
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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by briwest » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:18 pm

sounds like somewhat of an idea, but I'd just about break even to buy the same thing or equiv. on ebay or someplace, so with the money I saved I can buy stuff for it to make it better than the ones that cost more for what I have now.

If it was like $700 for the thing, then I'd think about it.

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by Earwax69 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:25 pm

Congratulation!

Still 2 years ago the e6600 2.4ghz duo2core was the hot thing for pc and was probably more than 10 time faster than a last generation G4. I wonder what kind of pc you had... a 1.4ghz celeron??

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by adventurepants_ » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:30 pm

briwest wrote:sounds like somewhat of an idea, but I'd just about break even to buy the same thing or equiv. on ebay or someplace, so with the money I saved I can buy stuff for it to make it better than the ones that cost more for what I have now.

If it was like $700 for the thing, then I'd think about it.
If you even considered paying 700 for that, then Ive got a bridge that you might be interested in.
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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by McQ714 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:58 pm

not to piss on anyone's cheerios, but how can you get anything done on a 1.25 ghz dual core? especially when that is the bare minimum to run Live according to Ableton.
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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by Hidden Driveways » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:06 am

I wouldn't go to 10.5 - I'd only go as high as 10.4.11 - otherwise you're bogging it down with loads of useless Intel chip era stuff. 10.4.11 is good. I'm running the latest version of Live 7, the latest FireFox, no issues at all.

On a similar note, does anyone want to buy a 2004 dual 1.8 G5 with 2.5 GB RAM running, you guessed it, 10.4.11? It comes with a flat 15" Apple Cinema Display, Apple keyboard, Apple mouse, and a non-functioning SuperDrive. But hey, it's got two FireWire 400 ports, one FireWire 800 port, a bunch of USB 2.0 ports, and three availble PCI-X slots!

I need to sell it to make room for this big ass Genelec 7050B subwoofer under my desk! :D

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by skullNbones » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:05 am

glitchrock-buddha wrote:I thought this was another one of those necro-threads! :P
:? dude, i seriously did too, but i couldn't not look...

i still have our first Mac, a PowerPC 6500/225 (thats mHz, i believe), will that puppy run Live8, or do you think i'll get dropouts?
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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by longjohns » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:32 am

McQ714 wrote:the bare minimum to run Live according to Ableton.
System requirements
Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended), DVD-ROM drive
that's not a dual core...

ableton min spec is a bit silly

and that's coming from a guy running a beast of a p4 2.6c

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by Bleep Blop Ima Robot » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:04 am

6 years old, thats old, and only 512 mb...you'd better upgrade that or you wont get shit done on that thing lol
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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by Michael Hatsis » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:39 am

Hidden Driveways wrote: 15" Apple Cinema Display
Sorry, I lolled at that.
Hope those Genelecs treating you well

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Re: Finally bought a PowerMac G4!!

Post by briwest » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:59 am

the windows pc is a 3ghz pentium 4/5 with 3gb ram.

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