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    Question Upgrading my Power Mac g4
    I have a Power PC mac G4 (Specs Below)

    Machine Name: Power Mac G4
    Machine Model: PowerMac3,6
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    CPU Speed: 867 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
    Memory: 1.5 GB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.4.8f2

    I would like to upgrade my mac so I can play games like Spore, Sims 3. I am new to apple and I would like som e advice on what to buy and do to make my mac a better computer.
    Thanks, jack
    I have an Old Mac, an I love it 8D

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotJackable View Post
    I would like to upgrade my mac so I can play games like Spore, Sims 3. I am new to apple and I would like som e advice on what to buy and do to make my mac a better computer.
    Thanks, jack
    Two things you can do:

    - upgrade the CPU with a processor upgrade
    - upgrade your video card

    Sometimes either or both of these options can be financially unsound...since the cost of the upgrades may exceed the value of the computer...unless you are really lucky get some cheap upgrades on e-Bay or Craig's List.

    According to Mac2sell.net...your computer is worth in the neighborhood of $130 bucks.

    So as you can see...it wouldn't take much to exceed the value of your Mac when considering upgrades.

    By the way...you will never be able to run Spore or Sims 3 on your G4. Both games require a Macintosh with an Intel processor...and there are no Intel CPU upgrades for a G4.

    Hope this helps,

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