Powerbook G4 A1046 Upgrade?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mongohumor, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Like most folks these days, money is tight. I'm looking for cost-effective solutions to upgrading my A1046 to give me some more performance without breaking the bank.

    I've already upgraded the HD and have 2GB Ram. Where can I go from there? Can I get a faster processor (now have 1.25Mhz)?


    Thanks
    Bryan.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    No upgrades besides RAM and HDD. Therefore no CPU, GPU or other upgrade unless you exchange the whole Logic Board.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. As it turns out, my existing logic board is acting up: no exclamation key, but numeric 1 works. Replaced the keyboard so it must be the logic board.

    If I go the logic board route, how far up can I go in processor speed for this model?

    Thanks again...

    Bryan.
     
  4. macrumors 604

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    for the cost of new logic board plus ram and HD, you're almost at a new MacBook. logic boards run quite expensive.
     
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    Kissaragi

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    Yes, its just not worth buying a new logic board. A refurb macbook would be a better option.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Gentlemen. Off to the refurb market...

    Bryan.
     
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    kellen

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    I would sell it now while there is some value left in it, if its not doing what you need it to do.

    Refurb 13.3" are only 999 right now.
     

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