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MAGICMAN320
Feb 1, 2011, 09:38 PM
I have a G5 tower/ 1.8ghz single processor. Can i upgrade/ take out and put in some extra stuff to make it run run faster or close to the newer ones. Pull out the guts and replace with something better. Or should i just buy a new one?



Nameci
Feb 1, 2011, 09:42 PM
sell it and buy a much later model or save up for a mac pro...

OrangeSVTguy
Feb 1, 2011, 09:48 PM
You can upgrade to a single 2.0ghz processor but finding one that will work can be a hassle. Also finding the software to run the thermal calibration can be a pain too. Upgrading the memory to 4gb+ and installing a faster hard drive or dual hard drives in a RAID0 also helps. Other than that not much else you can do besides building yourself a hackintosh or just stuff some PC guts in there and run windows.

MAGICMAN320
Feb 1, 2011, 10:09 PM
Thanks guys. Say no more. looking at the new imac..

OrangeSVTguy
Feb 1, 2011, 10:29 PM
Thanks guys. Say no more. looking at the new imac..
Best upgrade of all :p