Need reviews on G4 1GHZ Upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Norouzi, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Norouzi macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Ok so here's the deal, I've been slowly upgrading my Sawtooth G4 450 for a while now. I've increased the memory, put in a bigger HD, upgraded the Video Card to a Radeon 9000 and added a DVD Burner. The only thing I've been waiting on is the processor because of cost. Now OWC has a great deal on a PowerLogix 1GHz Upgrade card and I'm looking for reviews from anyone who's done the processor replacement and how much of a difference the upgrade will make. I was hoping to have this PowerMac last me till the Intel Mac's come out (Hopefully buying an iBook soon, but want to wait for a new PowerMac). Specifically I'm hoping for improvements with the overall system preformance, DVD encoding, and some gaming performance increases (Specificly the Sims for my wife). Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. krimson macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2003
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    i went from 800mhz to a Giga 1.33ghz, and the difference was pretty noticable.

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