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    G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)

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    Question G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)
    I recently bought a used Mirrored Door G4.

    I loaded it up with 2GB of ram and a 256 video card.

    it has (1) 1.25GHz processor.

    I am editing with final cut pro 5 on it and am wondering what else I can do to speed/beef it up.

    I saw on another posting someone say go to OWC.

    When I went there it didn't show any options.

    Does that mean there is nothing that can be done?

    I'm kinda new to the Mac world and would appreciate any help.

    Thanks,

    Tom

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    G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)
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    Start here to get an idea for your choices.

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/pr...rds/index.html

    You want at least a double processor to start. Be careful spending too much - you may be better off looking for a used Mac Pro.

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    G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)
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    Unfortunately the Sonnet upgrades are still expensive, and the FSB will always be a bottleneck Even a used G5 would still trump a modded G4.

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    G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)
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    at 1.24 Ghz, that is a pretty fast G4 chip

    The only way to go much faster than that is to get a G5 or even better, an Intel mac

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    G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)

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    YIKES! The double processor for mine is $600...

    Looks like a used G5 might be a better way to go...

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    G4 CPU upgrade? (from 1.25 GHz to ???)
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaszr View Post
    YIKES! The double processor for mine is $600...

    Looks like a used G5 might be a better way to go...
    For that much $$$ I would try and find a used G5 Tower. It will be faster than even that Dual 1.8 Sonnet CPU in your MDD anyway. Try for a Dual G5 if you can afford it.

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