CPU Upgrade

MacMusicMan69

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Feb 17, 2006
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Okay Peaopl I finally broke down and bought the power logix g4 1.6ghz 7447a upgrade. :) :) :) :D
My Digital Audio 533 mhz now is 1.6ghz
and It's like 3 times as fast as it was.:D
and it worked. It's got a new life, now just
HAVE TO UPGRADE THE RAM .75GBS MORE
I was just wondering which linux distro runs good with upgraded g4s.

Yippie.
 

Scarlet Fever

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Jul 22, 2005
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Bookshop!
what did you have before the upgrade?

EDIT: oops, didnt read the post fully. it was late at night.

lol, it probably runs about 3 times as fast, because the chip you put into it, is three times faster :p

Nice mod. I wanna have a G4/5 PM to run music recording stuff on. i want a tower, because then i can put sound cards, etc into it.
 

MacMusicMan69

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 17, 2006
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Hello

I have a 533 mhz, I have the debian internet install disk, ubuntu, and kubuntu disks.

Breezy and Sarge version
I have a 6 gb hard drive for it
 

disconap

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Oct 29, 2005
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Ubuntu is great. But why not run OSX? Just curious, but that machine is pretty capable of handling anything you can throw at it right now...
 

disconap

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Oct 29, 2005
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Nope. A single 1.6 is about $200-300 cheaper than a Mac Mini. For me, upgrading the processor was mostly about being able to keep my system running smoothly, as it is more upgradeable than a mini (and the parts ar cheaper too). ;)
 

Duffman

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Apr 26, 2006
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Kyoto, Japan
Nice. Congrats on the upgrade. Ive been happily running a Powerlogix DP 1,7 in my Cube for a while now and it makes all the difference! Also fun to tell people that your 6 year old G4 will run circles around their newer computer!:) Max out that ram and you will have a completely different beast on your hands.

As for CPU upgrades, cant go wrong with OWC prices, and I think most of their CPU upgrades come with a 3 year warranty.
 

ekenny

macrumors regular
May 28, 2005
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New York
Just bought this same update too, after reading this thread. Unfortunately, my motherboard was too old for the dual cpu upgrade, so thats why I went this this single. Hopefully this should bring some new life into it.