HELP! How to make my old G4 Faster

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thecasso, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2006
    Hi guys, I have an old G4 and its memory is to the max 1G. I'd like to know what you would reccomed to make it work faster. I've heard that an accelator for the processor is an alternative. Is it really worth it, and does it really work that good? I work with Photoshop all day long and handle very large files. I really appreciate your help. Thanks
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    Well the way i see it is, either upgrade your processor, i believe the current top is 2 Ghz for a G4, or for the same price you could pick up a refurb imac G5, although the imac G5's aren't really that fast it will be faster than your current system.
    anyway good luck
  3. macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Depending on your model you can get a number of replacement G4 processors. I've seen as high as dual 1.8GHz.
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    If you have a sawtooth or higher i would recomend a processor around 1.6Ghz and a newer video card. My G4 is running fine at 1.8Ghz and 128MB Video memory
  5. macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    racing stripes & speed holes!

    lol ok, as others have mentioned there are processor upgrades you can get

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