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    new G3/G4 need Upgrade Advise

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    new G3/G4 need Upgrade Advise
    Hey everybody, new user here with a question:

    I was recently given a Mac tower described as a "G3 with G4 guts." The About window says 540Mhz which seems low for this day and age . I'd like to get it up to at least 1 Ghz. Is this something I (with decent technical skill but no specific computer mechanics knowledge) can do myself? What types of processors should I look at? Are there Apple/PC specific processors or will any work? Price range and good vendors if you know 'em...
    ANY help will help.

    I look forward to gaining a lot of knowledge from this community...

    Thanks !

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    new G3/G4 need Upgrade Advise
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    new G3/G4 need Upgrade Advise

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    absolutely:

    OS X v 10.4.11
    450 MHz PowerPC G4
    768 MB SDRAM
    Mac HD

    Sorry, I shoulda thought of that to begin with

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    new G3/G4 need Upgrade Advise
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    Not a problem!
    You mentioned a "G3 with G4 guts." Is this the model you have or is it an upgraded G3?
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...ac_g4_450.html
    ( PowerMac3,1 )
    Can you check System Profiler for the model#, etc..?

    If it is that model, this will give you an idea of some processor upgrades.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgr...ocessor&sort=a
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

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