Discussion in 'iMac' started by mentalguitarist, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. mentalguitarist macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
    (i hope im posting in the right place for this, since i have a g4 iMac) um i dont know much about computers or anything so i hope sombody might be able to help me out with this simple question: how do you get more MHz on your computer? do you have to buy a chip to put in your computer, like with ram? or can you just download it or somthing?
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    unless you're willing to open the sucker up and go at it with a soldering iron, there is no way.

    If you need more performance, extra RAM or hard drive space are about your only options.
  3. mentalguitarist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
    o well i was just wondering because i was gonna try out a game but i dont have the minimum requirement of GHz on my computer...:(
  4. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    You can upgrade SOME computers to upgrade the Mhz/Ghz, but its fairly hard, and on an iMac G4 is even harder, and seeing how you don't seem to know all that much about computers, i'd say don't try it

    Also on SOME computers you can overclock it either by open it up and changing things around(again very hard and even harder on an iMac G4) or I think there was an ''App'' that used software to overclock an iBook G3(link-, but their is no "app" to do that on your iMac that I know of)

    Not worth the risk..sorry
  5. mentalguitarist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
    o crap woops i meant MHz not GHz im a little retarded like that. anyway, since its such a risk to do it myself, how much would it cost to buy it and have it done by a profesional at a mac store?
  6. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    They won't do it.

    The best way to get more grunt in your computer is to buy a new one. Processor upgrades are tricky, not always stable and very expensive for what you get. You'd be better off going with a brand new computer.
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Overclocking is too risky and as you said you don't know much about computers so thats a no no.

    The best thing you can do is to pack that machine full of ram and be happy about it.

  8. mentalguitarist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
    well i dont have enough money for a brand new computer so i guess im stuck. thanks anyway you guys for trying to help tho:eek:
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Check Other World Computing's web site for upgrade options for your specific model.

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