need some suggestions on updating my machine

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tsmall609, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. tsmall609 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    i just bought a used powermac g4, i want it to runner faster and just make it a better machine.... these are my specs... tell me what i could do to it.

    Machine Model: Power Mac G4
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.0)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 733 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.2.8f1

  2. tsmall609 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    yeah im def gonna do that. this thing is crazy sluggish.
  3. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Try to find a 2nd hand slightly faster CPU on eBay, and upgrade the RAM. Not sure what else you could do to be honest.
  4. Accylad macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2006
    Well I just got a G4 as well and it looks like there are a few options. You can buy 3rd party upgrades such as Sata controllers which enable you to add large Sata hard drives that run at 7200rpm etc. Add wireless and if you have money to burn a good GPU and even dual processor upgrades on a single processor model. USB 2.0 cards are also quite reasonable.
    My model is a G4 466 Digital Audio powermac, which was so cheap it was hard to resist. Day one I have added wireless and a Superdrive.
    Purists may say "oh buy a new Mac" but where is the fun in that. I just love tinkering and I'm no expert. Check out my iBook specs!:D

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