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Warhol 04-22-2008 12:12 AM

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 !

Soulwar 04-22-2008 12:34 AM


Could you give some more info?

Warhol 04-22-2008 12:52 AM


OS X v 10.4.11
450 MHz PowerPC G4
Mac HD

Sorry, I shoulda thought of that to begin with

Soulwar 04-22-2008 02:17 PM

Not a problem!
You mentioned a "G3 with G4 guts." Is this the model you have or is it an upgraded G3?
( 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.

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