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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Powerbook G4 A1046 Upgrade?

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)?


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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:26 AM   #2
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No upgrades besides RAM and HDD. Therefore no CPU, GPU or other upgrade unless you exchange the whole Logic Board.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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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?

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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for the cost of new logic board plus ram and HD, you're almost at a new MacBook. logic boards run quite expensive.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 04:14 PM   #5
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Yes, its just not worth buying a new logic board. A refurb macbook would be a better option.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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Thanks Gentlemen. Off to the refurb market...

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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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.
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