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TantalizedMind
Jun 30, 2007, 01:53 PM
Hey guys. I own a PowerMac G5 but for my anniversary my girlfriend got me a G4 Cube because she knew how much I loved 'em.

I just found out that you need USB speakers.. lame! But I have a few quick questions..

1. (Even though I don't have speakers) When I put an audio cd in the CUBE.. it recognizes it, but when I hit the play button on iTunes, the swirling beach-ball will just sit there. What's up with that?

2. Can I upgrade the processor and boost the memory up to 1GB?


G4 Cube
450 MHz
512MB Memory
100 HDD

Thanks guys!



TantalizedMind
Jun 30, 2007, 01:58 PM
Oh... and it's running 10.4.10

Multimedia
Jun 30, 2007, 01:59 PM
It comes with a set of USB Speakers. How is it you got one without them?

Max ram is 3 x 512MB sticks for a total of 1.5GB

Yes there is a dual 1.44GHz upgrade available but you need to add a fan in the bottom - Apple left a place for one in the design.

Bobjob186
Jun 30, 2007, 02:01 PM
its probably because you need to have an audio driver to send the output too. Buy an iMic for $30 bucks and you can use any speakers with a regular headphone jack.

TantalizedMind
Jun 30, 2007, 02:15 PM
It comes with a set of USB Speakers. How is it you got one without them?

Max ram is 3 x 512MB sticks for a total of 1.5GB

Yes there is a dual 1.44GHz upgrade available but you need to add a fan in the bottom - Apple left a place for one in the design.

Is there an easy way to find the upgrade and fan?

Multimedia
Jun 30, 2007, 02:41 PM
Is there an easy way to find the upgrade and fan?Google "Apple G4 Cube Processor Upgrades". Also the CubeOwner.com (http://www.cubeowner.com/) Forums will tell you all about it.

Giga Upgrades (http://www.9to5computer.com/Giga-Designs-G-Celerator-PowerMac-G4-and-CUBE-CPU-UPGRADES.htm)

TantalizedMind
Jul 1, 2007, 04:32 PM
Google "Apple G4 Cube Processor Upgrades". Also the CubeOwner.com (http://www.cubeowner.com/) Forums will tell you all about it.

Giga Upgrades (http://www.9to5computer.com/Giga-Designs-G-Celerator-PowerMac-G4-and-CUBE-CPU-UPGRADES.htm)

Thanks for your help. :)