Identify this mac

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  1. colosodian

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    G3? G4?
    It says it has a superdrive.
     
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    Im fairly certain its a G4. Is there any way to tell by the case if its a dual G4?
     
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    It's classified as a "QuickSilver" series G4. If it's a single processor system, you can expect the speeds to range from 700 MHz to 1 GHz.

    It also uses PC133 memory, but at least it has a lot of expansion room. :)

    You'll find that the QuickSilver series is ~4-5 years old now. It was the last series of Power Mac to utilize non-DDR memory.
     
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    Unfortunately no, you're going to have to open the case and find out.
     
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    If its running OS 9, I can assume that it's an earlier quicksilver right?
     
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    Ive narrowed it down to these models:

    Power Mac G4/800 DP "Quicksilver"
    Power Mac G4/867 "Quicksilver"
    Power Mac G4/933 "Quicksilver"
    Power Mac G4/1.0 DP "Quicksilver"

    Machine isnt too bad. I could max it out at 1.5GB ram and throw panther on it.
     
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    Look on the back of the case, there should be a sticker with the serial number and a short description of what the machine.
     
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    They run Tiger like champs. If you want to install a drive > 120 GB, you'll want to purchase a PCI IDE controller, since firmware limitations on QuickSilvers don't recognize drives > 120 GB.
     
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    QuickSilvers came with OS 10.1, which also included OS 9.2. It's feasible that the owner didn't want to install OS X back then, since 10.1 was kinda, well...bleh.
     
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    thanks, I wanna "soup" this baby up for 10.3.
     

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