processor upgrade?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by xiaoxu5101, May 20, 2004.

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    My mac computer is a 400MHz PowerPC G4, is that possible to upgrade the MHz? If can, how can I do? Thanks.
     
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    More info is needed. If it is a PowerMac then you can most likely pull that processor out and put a new one in. Otherwise your luck may not be so great. There are some upgrades for other computer, but the PowerMac is the easiest to upgrade. So if it is a PowerMac, probably yes. If not, then maybe. But I don't think that you can overclock the processor that is in it, but someone else might be able to provide a better answer here.
     
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    Goto OWC and select your model from the list on the right (below the blue bar), and you'll see what's available.
     
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    Well, your warranty is over, so you can also try to rearrange the jumpers next to the processor, that could give you an extra 50 mhz, and if you are lucky it will stay stable. There are threads about this at www.xlr8yourmac.com
    Else get a new processor upgrade card from Sonnet or the likes.
     

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