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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 10, 2010
    Powerbook G4 17inc 1.33ghz
    upgrading powerbook g4 processor ?
    Hi all,
    i'm using my mac (powerbook g4 17" 1.33ghz 2gb ram 80gb harddrive) for live dj shows with abelton live 6 having problems
    with it stalling and getting the multi coloured circling ball of despair appear
    all too often. if i flick between itunes and abelton when in use more often than not it will stall. i upgraded the ram to 2gb from 1 a good while back but the problem persisted. is it possible to upgrade the processor for this model?
    or could there be some underlying software conflict?

    thanking you

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS
    I don't think Powerbook G4 CPUs are upgradable at all. The Powerbook G3s were, but I'm pretty sure that Apple nix'd CPU upgrades on their portable line after the Pismo G3. None of the iBooks were upgradable, either.

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by kbredin View Post
    is it possible to upgrade the processor for this model?
    Nope...can't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Nope...can't do it.

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