View Full Version : Powerbook G4 A1046 Upgrade?

Feb 21, 2010, 09:22 AM
Like most folks these days, money is tight. I'm looking for cost-effective solutions to upgrading my A1046 to give me some more performance without breaking the bank.

I've already upgraded the HD and have 2GB Ram. Where can I go from there? Can I get a faster processor (now have 1.25Mhz)?


Feb 21, 2010, 09:26 AM
No upgrades besides RAM and HDD. Therefore no CPU, GPU or other upgrade unless you exchange the whole Logic Board.

Feb 21, 2010, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the reply. As it turns out, my existing logic board is acting up: no exclamation key, but numeric 1 works. Replaced the keyboard so it must be the logic board.

If I go the logic board route, how far up can I go in processor speed for this model?

Thanks again...


Feb 21, 2010, 02:14 PM
for the cost of new logic board plus ram and HD, you're almost at a new MacBook. logic boards run quite expensive.

Feb 21, 2010, 04:14 PM
Yes, its just not worth buying a new logic board. A refurb macbook would be a better option.

Feb 21, 2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks Gentlemen. Off to the refurb market...


Feb 21, 2010, 09:00 PM
I would sell it now while there is some value left in it, if its not doing what you need it to do.

Refurb 13.3" are only 999 right now.