Going from G4/450 to G4/500

Sawtooth811

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 18, 2007
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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?"
 

CRAZYBUBBA

macrumors 65816
Mar 28, 2007
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Toronto/Houston
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.
 

runplaysleeprun

macrumors 6502a
Jul 27, 2004
845
1
Chicago, IL
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?
 

Sawtooth811

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 18, 2007
317
1
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?
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?
 

ReanimationLP

macrumors 68030
Jan 8, 2005
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On the moon.
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?
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.
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,400
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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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