is it worth upgrading my G4 ???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by doucy2, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    okay i have a g4 sawtooth
    1ghz sonnet upgrade
    1.5gb ram
    ati 9000 128mb ddr
    120gb
    tiger
    superdrive ect

    my question is it worth it to upgrade it from those specs to the spec below or am i better off buying a g5 iMac or powermac

    specs i would upgrade to
    2ghz
    2gb ram
    ati 9800 mac ed
    300gb

    let me know you input

    cheers
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    well a powermac is a dual, and the new ones are 2.0 or higher, can have more RAM in it, more HD space, and a better graphics card.

    Thou it would be a lot more expensive to do that than to upgrade your G4
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    It depends on the cost of the upgrade option. If you can do the upgrade for less than $700, then I'd say yeah. If the upgrades from 700-1000, I'd say maybe/probably not. Any more than that and I'd say no way.

    Do you have an idea of the cost of it?
     
  4. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    total cost for the upgrade would be in the $600 range
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    I say do it!
     
  6. cgc macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely not. I have a Sawtooth G4/400mhz with 1ghz CPU, Radeon 8500, and 1gb memory and would have to think the only way to speed it up is to increase bus speed. You and I are stuck...I bet you see no appreciable speed increase.
     
  7. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely right. Buy the G5. Otherwise, you're just spending money delaying the inevitable.
     
  8. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    thanks for the input guys
    im just gonna sell it and save for a g5 imac and a powerbook

    if anybody wants to buy it have at it
     
  9. BiggeeC macrumors regular

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    just curious....what do u want to use it for? Do you need to upgrade for a specific purpose, or just a general upgrade?
     

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