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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...

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Welcome!

Could you give some more info?
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78113

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absolutely:

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Sorry, I shoulda thought of that to begin with
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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

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