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Sir T Fireball

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Hi chaps,

 

I'm sitting here at my sons mac (very strange machine) and cannot work out what the heck he is running. Is there a programme similar to Belarc or whatever that will bring up system info?

 

Thanks in advance :b33r:

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I have managed to find out that the osx is 10.3.9. What is considered to be the best upgrade for this OS?

 

 

Machine Model: iMac

CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)

Number Of CPUs: 1

CPU Speed: 1 GHz

L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB

Memory: 256 MB

Bus Speed: 167 MHz

Boot ROM Version: 4.7.8f1

Serial Number: W840902JQB6

 

DIMM1/J20:

 

Size: 256 MB

Type: DDR SDRAM

Speed: PC2700U-25330

 

GeForce4 MX:

 

Type: display

Bus: AGP

VRAM (Total): 32 MB

Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)

Device ID: 0x0189

Revision ID: 0x00a3

ROM Revision: 2079

 

Display:

 

Type: display

Display Type:LCD

VRAM (In Use):32 MB

Resolution:1024 x 768

Depth: 32-bit Color

Main Display: Yes

Mirror: Off

Online: Yes

 

Capacity: 76.57 GB

Available: 49.23 GB

Writable: Yes

File System: Journaled HFS+

BSD Name: disk0s3

Mount Point: /

 

Capacity: 7.14 GB

Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST

Model: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B

Revision: 1.03

Serial Number:

Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-ROM

Disc Burning: Apple Supported/Shipped

Removable Media: Yes

Detachable Drive: No

BSD Name: disk1

Protocol: ATAPI

Unit Number: 0

Socket Type: Internal

OS9 Drivers: No

 

I will upgrade the memory to 1 gig and the hd is too small. Probably needs to be 160 or thereabouts. Once again, your expert advice on what and where from would be really great.

 

ok the longer I wait, the more questions I discover (sadly not the answers yet)

 

Memory....it has 2 slots, each take upto a 512, but one is DIMM & the other SODIMM.

 

Can I run DIMM in the SODIMM slot or do I have to put a DIMM 512 and SODIMM 512 in their respective slots to get max memory?

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How would you expect to fit a dimm :huh::blink: into a sodimm slot?

 

I guess you're telling me that they are different sizes/shapes/# pins then.

 

Bill, ty for the reply, but what about upgrading the OS...is it worthwhile?

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Not at the moment, I'd say. Leopard is about to come out. I don't know if that imac will be able to run it, but I'm betting it will be able to.

 

edit: just looked it up, your imac will able to run it. OS X leopard comes out in october.

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I guess you're telling me that they are different sizes/shapes/# pins then.

 

Bill, ty for the reply, but what about upgrading the OS...is it worthwhile?

 

Yep they are different sizes, a sodimm is half the size of a regular dimm.

 

The latest Mac OS will indeed run on that machine, but I wouldn't do it until installing more memory.

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You can not run both types of memory as far as I know. It's one or the other and I would say the regular dimm memory will be cheaper.

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Me again...

 

Crucial says I can run 1g memory, but the dimm slot takes 512 max. This seems to suggest I have to run 512 dimm and 512 sodimm together to max it out. Is this correct? can both types be loaded at the same time?

 

Ty

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Me again...

 

Crucial says I can run 1g memory, but the dimm slot takes 512 max. This seems to suggest I have to run 512 dimm and 512 sodimm together to max it out. Is this correct? can both types be loaded at the same time?

 

Ty

 

I went to the apple website and punched in your system serial number. From what I gather you can run a single strip of 1gb 184-pin DIMM.

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I would call and ask Apple.

 

Should I do that with all future queries, rather than trouble you and the others? Maybe a sticky at the top of the forum indicating a limit to the number of questions Bruce allows to be asked by any one member?

 

 

I went to the apple website and punched in your system serial number. From what I gather you can run a single strip of 1gb 184-pin DIMM.

Thanks Kram :b33r:

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I don't think anyone here has a system similar to the one you are referring to. My suggestion to call them is that just a suggestion.

 

Maybe because it is what I would have done is the reason I suggested it.

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