PowerMac G4 500Mhz

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  1. TDPHunter macrumors member

    TDPHunter

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    I might sell this or update it. What would everyone recommend? I would like to boost the graphics and processor.

    Processor: 500 MHz PowerPC G4
    Memory: 2 GB SDRAM
    Hard Drive: 120GB
    Operating System: 10.4.10
    GeekBench Score: 315 : P

    What could I do with it?
     
  2. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I'm sure that theres a ton more graphics card options, but these are the two on OWC
    For processor upgrades, you're going to have to spend a lot to get a considerable boost, unless you are only looking for an increase in L3 Cache, or a slight processor bump. Here's OWCs options
    Overall, you already have a pretty solid machine. But if that isn't cutting it for you, perhaps rather than invest a lot into an old G4, with minimal return; you might consider upgrading to a G5 or intel mac
     
  3. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah unfortunately if you sell it you'll get practically nothing for that machine. Maybe use it as a server, or sell the internals seperately and use the money towards a new machine. I can't see updating it at this point, but I guess it depends on your financial situation.
     
  4. TDPHunter thread starter macrumors member

    TDPHunter

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    Yeah, I guess so. It is a pretty solid machine it just has a hard time playing video. Everything is chopping and freezes and then plays for a few more seconds and then freezes again. If I want to watch any kind of video I usually have to convert it to Ipod. Then watch it on my Ipod lol. Other then that, it is pretty solid. I guess I might just sell the internals and work towards a new MBP. Thanks guys!
     

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