Found old G4 in garage need advice on upgrades please

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by run4fun2013, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. run4fun2013 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I found my old G4 in my garage it has been packed away for a long time. I want to upgrade it to the max and use it for music and photo files. I know it might not be worth upgrading but this computer means a lot to me and I don't care whether its worth it or not.

    The computer is a G4 Mirrored door.
    1GHZ G4 with Apple Cinema Display
    1.25GB RAM
    60GB HDD
    DVD Player

    This is what I want to do:
    Max ram out to 2GB
    Up HDD to 500GB I want to remove the old HDD its too loud,
    Upgrade to a DVD/CD-RW
    Install a wireless card
    Install extra USB ports
    And if POSSIBLE upgrade the graphics card.
    I will be installing ubuntu 10.10 afterwards.

    Basically I just need to know what type of HDD and memory I need to buy or that is preferred in the PowerMac G4?

    I know I can upgrade everything by myself as long as I know I have the correct equipment.

    Thanks everyone.:D
  2. skinniezinho macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2009
    read the FAQ in my sig..can help you getting most of the parts, some cheap =)

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