UPGRADES!!!! to 12"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mark-Mac-Attack, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    okkkk


    using a 12" Powerbook as my main system

    Current spec.

    1GHZ
    1.25GB
    160GB
    24" Samsung external display
    Wireless keyboard/mighty mouse

    Looking at improving the processor, seen some threads about it... but links were out of date etc...

    Anyone shed any light on what i should do? Throw in a 1.5?

    Cheers :cool:
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Upgrade to a new machine...
     
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

    TheIguana

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    DayStar used to offer a PowerBook G4 CPU upgrade, but they now list it as discontinued. I suspect finding someone to do a CPU upgrade these days is going to be fairly difficult. Sorry.
     
  4. Mark-Mac-Attack thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i do have an iMac (see sig). but its for sale.

    Its doing a fine job at the moment, as my requirements are pretty simple (iTunes, Safari, iPhoto)

    Just upgrading the hard drive had me thinking about what else could be swapped out internally.
     
  5. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you will find anyone offering that service. Even if you (somehow) did, it would cost more than buying a 1.5 GHz powerbook on craigslist, or even a new macbook.
     
  6. Mark-Mac-Attack thread starter macrumors regular

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    fair enough,

    also has a problem noted by others about fans being on constantly and high when attached to a large external display... and for no apparent reason? Higher workload???

    could do with sorting that out too...:apple:
     
  7. Jurwin macrumors regular

    Jurwin

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    Jesus....why are people still wanting to use ppc macs? So slow....:confused::p
     
  8. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    When you connect an external display, the display draws some power from the PB's DVI port. Thus your PB is basically driving the monitor. This will increase the CPU processes and with the extra current being drawn will make your PB run hotter.
     

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