17" imac g4 900mhz?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by judyhicks, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. judyhicks macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    i have inherited a swivel screen 17" imac g4 which, under system profiler, says it is a 900mhz model, but i can't find a reference to this anywhere (ie google).

    Machine Name: iMac
    Machine Model: PowerMac4,2
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 900 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 100 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.4.5f3
    Serial Number: QT221054EVT

    has anyone heard of this? is it really 800mhz?
  2. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Must be overclocked. The only 900MHz out of the factory system Apple ever had was the last iBook G3 which came in only that speed.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It's an overclocked 800MHz model, you can look it up under the model identifier PowerMac 4,2
  4. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    Hang on.. if it's a 4.2 model then it can't be a 17" screen unless someone modified it with a 17" part. The first 17" iMac G4 was the 4.5. Released July 2002 and discontinued Feb. 2003.

    2 screen caps from Mactracker:

    Attached Files:

  5. MacHamster68, Feb 26, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    the logical answer would be ,
    it was a 4.5 800mhz with 17 inch screen and somebody fitted for whatever reason a 700 / 800mhz 4.2 logicboard inside and overclocked it
    it was a 700/800mhz 4.2 model from the start and somebody managed to overclock it and on top fitted a 17" display

    but one thing is definite , apple never has produced a iMac g4 900mhz no matter what screen size
  6. jchase2057 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2010
    Since you inherited it im assuming you know the previous owner so ask them.

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