CPU Upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacMusicMan69, May 12, 2006.

  1. MacMusicMan69 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    #1
    Okay Peaopl I finally broke down and bought the power logix g4 1.6ghz 7447a upgrade. :) :) :) :D
    My Digital Audio 533 mhz now is 1.6ghz
    and It's like 3 times as fast as it was.:D
    and it worked. It's got a new life, now just
    HAVE TO UPGRADE THE RAM .75GBS MORE
    I was just wondering which linux distro runs good with upgraded g4s.

    Yippie.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bookshop!
    #2
    what did you have before the upgrade?

    EDIT: oops, didnt read the post fully. it was late at night.

    lol, it probably runs about 3 times as fast, because the chip you put into it, is three times faster :p

    Nice mod. I wanna have a G4/5 PM to run music recording stuff on. i want a tower, because then i can put sound cards, etc into it.
     
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816

    yoda13

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2003
    Location:
    Texas
  4. MacMusicMan69 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    #4
    Hello

    I have a 533 mhz, I have the debian internet install disk, ubuntu, and kubuntu disks.

    Breezy and Sarge version
    I have a 6 gb hard drive for it
     
  5. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #5
    Ubuntu is great. But why not run OSX? Just curious, but that machine is pretty capable of handling anything you can throw at it right now...
     
  6. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    #6
    How much did you pay for the CPU upgrade? Wouldn't it have been cheaper just to buy a mac mini?
     
  7. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #7
    Nope. A single 1.6 is about $200-300 cheaper than a Mac Mini. For me, upgrading the processor was mostly about being able to keep my system running smoothly, as it is more upgradeable than a mini (and the parts ar cheaper too). ;)
     
  8. Duffman macrumors member

    Duffman

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Location:
    Kyoto, Japan
    #8
    Nice. Congrats on the upgrade. Ive been happily running a Powerlogix DP 1,7 in my Cube for a while now and it makes all the difference! Also fun to tell people that your 6 year old G4 will run circles around their newer computer!:) Max out that ram and you will have a completely different beast on your hands.

    As for CPU upgrades, cant go wrong with OWC prices, and I think most of their CPU upgrades come with a 3 year warranty.
     
  9. ekenny macrumors regular

    ekenny

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    #9
    Just bought this same update too, after reading this thread. Unfortunately, my motherboard was too old for the dual cpu upgrade, so thats why I went this this single. Hopefully this should bring some new life into it.
     
  10. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006

Share This Page