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My PowerMac G4 returns home....


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My 'baby' has come back to me! (Traded it away, now it's been given back)
I have a PowerMac G4 AGP with a 450 mhz processor that I want to upgrade....
Where can I go to :
a) find the directions to do this (replace/upgrade processor) and
b) buy a decent processor reasonable that will work????
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Its not worth upgrading that machine

By the time you factor in a processor card (they are pricey) RAM and hard disks (it can only really use ATA drives of 128 gig and below), plus a decent graphics card to process video - you are at least half way to buying a new or nearly new Intel mac

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The reason I want to upgrade the processor, and really anything else along the way is to have fun with it!
I feel that since it isn't worth much, I don't have much to lose if I mess up.
When I first bought her, back in 1999, I spent a lot of dough. I was truly scared to touch it at first. And I thought my first sad mac bomb was the end of the world.
Now I want to go inside and tinker.
So my original question was, is there a resource that you can direct me to that will give me good directions on how to do this?
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You would have to buy a processor upgrade from OWC or find the same processor card on ebay - gain not cheap

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Thanks Louishen for the clarification! Thanks kind of what I wanted to know. I'm thinking about getting some more PowerMac G4's just to play with since they are so cheap off of ebay!
This is going to be fun......I think......
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OWC is a great place to get what you need. The upgrade CPU's and other things for the older G4's are getting harder to find. Also try Ebay.
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