Going from G4/450 to G4/500

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  1. Sawtooth811 macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    Actually How much faster is a 500MHz G4 from a G4 450MHz? Because I'm getting a new processor at that speed. I only mean the processor ALONE upgrade, NOT computerm RAM, or other crap like that. And don't say "IN WHAT?"
     
  2. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    Its irrelevant. Its the same chip with a higher clock speed. It's not worth paying money for. If the bus was larger or something that would be great, but it's not the case.
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    Not very much. The performance increase will almost be negligible. Unless you are getting this upgrade for free or very, very cheap, I wouldn't go for it. Maybe you'd be better off on getting more RAM for the machine?
     
  4. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1GB is FINE for now, unless I can find a few single 512MB PC100/133's for cheap. How does $18.99 for a 533MHz G4 sound?
     
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    A 533 MHz G4, or any G4 that was meant for a Digital Audio, Quicksilver, or MDD will not work right, and/or will downclock, for instance.

    533 is 133 times 4.

    100 times 4 is 400 MHz.
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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    You won't notice a difference. In fact, you can overclock your own 450 to 500 or 550 and save yourself $20.
     
  7. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I KNOW THAT!!!!
     
  8. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    50mhz will not make much of a difference at all.

    please stop posting threads.
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It would be like the difference between having to kiss your grandmother or your great-aunt. :p
     

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