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Hello:

I'm new to the forum and new to all things mac. I want to buy a cheap G4 Powermac from eBay and make needed upgrades as time goes on (Keep in mind this is for learning purposes). Can a single CPU powermac be upgraded with those dual cpu upgrades like this one? Thanks In Advance.
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G'day and welcome to the Forums.

Firstly yes you can upgrade a Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio or Quicksilver model with that CPU upgrade. There are quite a few brands on the market so do your research prior to rushing in. Sometimes OWC, a Mac supplier, has specials on their upgrades and personally believe their upgrades with 2MB L3 cache are faster.

Suggest you look for a Quicksilver machine. They have a 133MHz system bus speed , faster than the earlier models which are only 100MHz, and have a 4X AGP slot compared to a 2X.

Max out the RAM to 1.5GB, 3 x 512MB PC 133 Apple compatible low density RAM. Generally the PC RAM on eBay will not work. After that,. if thew readies are holding out, look for a 7200 RPM 16MB cache HDD and a faster graphics card.
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Thanks. Glad to hear that. I'm not one to go for the latest and greatest, not until I need it and like I said; I'm new to Macs and must learn. Thanks again. BTW, what a great forum this is.
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Yep it is a top forum with 99% of contributors being very helpful and no flaming. Send a private message if can help further. Just click ob ny name and options pop up!
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