Kick that old 400MHz G4

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snertdog1, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. snertdog1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Ladies and Gentlemen of the internet. I was wondering if its possible to buy the "GUT'S" from a newer PBG4 15" and put them in place of my 15" Tibook 400MHZ? Say like a jump from 400MHz -1.33Ghz. I bought the PB from kijiji for like 150$. Also are the HDD's hard to change 10gb is smaller than my thumbdrive on my keychain haha. Or is it not worth my time.
     
  2. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely not worth the time. If you want a PowerBook G4, buy a used one.

    Granted, you can upgrade an older PB G4, but I'd recommend just getting a newer one if speed matters at all.
     
  3. snertdog1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. California macrumors 68040

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    I may have misread your post, but you cannot put a 667 or 800 or 867 or 1ghz Titanium DVI logic board into a 400mhz case because it is a vga case. The screens are also not interchangable. Hard drives on a Tibook are very easy to change out.

    Your best bet if you like the Tibook style is to get a 500mhz board and have Daystar upgrade it to 550mhz. Or overclock it yourself if your 400mhz board is still alive. The 550mhz board alone also does not fit into a 400 case for some reason.

    Believe me I did my homework on old Tibooks.

    I owned the 400, two 500s, one 667, and a 1 ghz in my time.

    Though this would not preclude you from making a hackintosh out of spare parts if you are really good with a soldering gun, and a whizz at electronics and case modifications.

    The old 400 screen was lower resolution than the later PBs, too.
     

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