1.83ghz Powerbook G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by OrangeSVTguy, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    So a guy on ebay is selling a custom upgraded/overclocking for a 1.5ghz Powerbook G4. Is that possible? I've never heard of anything like that before :confused:.

    ebay link here
  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    It is possible. Many PowerMacs, eMacs, Mac minis and other systems are overclocked by changing some resistors around on the logic board that change the bus multiplier (Bus Speed X Bus Multiplier = CPU Speed). I'm sure its possible on the PowerBooks as well. The biggest issue that would face a system with such a high over clock is stability.
  3. JG271 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    The heat of such an overclock would cause problems too, and probably burn a hole in your lap if you used it!:p
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    Seriously, I would pass on that. The minimal performance increase of overclocking is not worth the increased possibility of system failure. IMHO
  5. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    It just looks like it's been upgraded with a 3rd-party 7447a CPU.

    The 7447a actually does a decent job of boosting performance, largely because of the improved (and I think larger) cache architecture which helps relieve the completely saturated memory bus on the PowerBook G4s.

    http://www.barefeats.com/pb183.html Barefeats did a review on it.

    I like how the guy says his powerbook now runs faster than his MBP. Either he's still running CS2 via rosetta on an older MBP or he's completely full of ****.

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