Spec Faking

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Wildy, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Wildy macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2011
    My PowerBook G4 arrived the other day and I was very pleased to find it was in one piece! It was from eBay and was listed as being the high-res 15" 1.5GHz with 1GB RAM. On powering it up and checking the System Profiler it says it has a 1.67GHz proc and 2GB of RAM (this I can check). Is there any way the CPU specs could have been faked?
  2. Legion93 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Death Star, Rishi Maze
    2GB of RAM is better than 1GB of RAM.
    1.67Ghz processor is better than 1.5gHz processor.

    What anything says on the system profiler is correct, so you have actually received the laptop that should have been sold for a more expensive price.
  3. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2011
    Somewhere in Cyberspace
    Hi, the Hi-res models, respectfully A1138 and A1139 are ALL 1.67 PowerPC G4 7441A or B processors, plus they have dual layer burn support. Yours is not the hi-res if the processor is 1.5. Also, if you go into system profiler check your memory - it should read DDR2 and not DDR. If you have DDR2, then you have the hi-res model.

    Hope this helps..

    *I own a 17 inch and 15 inch Hi-res A1139, A1138"
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I suppose it's possible, but it's very unlikely and highly pointless, especially given that you were expecting a lower spec model. You could do a fresh install of OS X, which I would do anyway buying a used computer. If it still says the same thing in system profiler, it's correct, which I would assume it is anyhow.
  5. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Congratulations! you have received a heigher spec'ed model. There is no 1.5GHz that is Hires. Hires is Model A1138 for 15" and A1139 for 17". And the 2GB RAM is the icing on the cake. I have an A1138 as well as other people here so we should know.

    First it uses a faster RAM than the previous 15" model. It is PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM. The screen resolution is up to 1440 x 960, and it has a dual layer super drive. You can check if you got the Hires one, on the bottom of the case it should say the model number as A1138.
  6. Wildy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2011
    Thanks for the quick replies guys. I'm fully aware that I've been sold a laptop that is a nice step up from the specs listed for which I'm grateful! As far as I was aware there was a 1.5GHz 15" model which had the higher resolution screen (I think it was 1400 x XXXX) which is what it was advertised as, but the model I have is A1106 which would appear to have the lo-res screen, SuperDrive and DDR memory.

    No complaints to be found here, I just wanted to make sure that the model I received was actually as good as the specs said it was! But I guess there's no faking the model number - so all is well.

    Thanks guys :)
  7. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    Likely that the seller did not know the real specs. Congrats on your new PB! ;)

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