Need help on upgrading G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zodiac, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. zodiac macrumors member

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    I will be upgrading my dual 867 G4's processors to dual 1.25 sooner or later. I just need help on where to buy and how much would it cost. Is it hard to install it? Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    go to eshop.macsales.com there you will find about 4 or 5 manufactors for upgrades. its pretty easy but do some homework before you buy.(powerlogix,Giga design,OWC and Sonnet I upgraded my g4 800 to a 1.47g4 but only one little problem its still a G.D. G4! yeah my performance went up but that was 8 months ago. Im looking for a dual G5 or some Alienware. Its a good way to get another year or two out of that quicksilver but its still (excuse me while I sleep motorola :mad: ) good luck
     
  3. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    I find a brick works wonders.

    The upgrades are rather pricy, you'd be better off saving your pennies and buying a new PM G5.

    As a stop gap, buy 512MB DDR400 sticks, so that they will work to the full potential in any new powermac.

    note: they will only work @ 333MHz in the G4 power mac. If your PM uses SD RAM, I wouldn't bother.
     
  4. zodiac thread starter macrumors member

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    Would it be more expensive than a G5? The G4 already has a gig DDR of ram so thats pretty good. I just want to upgrade the G4 to get the most out of it. It'll be easy for me to save up for a G5, but that probably wont be till next year.
     
  5. fussball macrumors regular

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    I think dual 1.25's would be about 700... you decide
     
  6. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    While there will be a preformance gain. It won't be mind blowing. Also consider for $700US you could by a pretty reasonable PC (AMD 2500+, R9600GRFX card, 512DDR, 80GB HDD, and a top dollar mobo.)
     

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