Thread: Processor Upgrade Question
07-05-2004, 10:10 AM #1ShakermakerGuestProcessor Upgrade Question
I have a G4 533, and am looking at buying a 1GHZ AGP card to upgrade the processor speed a wee bit.
My question is how does it work?
If I buy a OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.0-1.2GHz Processor Upgrade card, does it give my processor a 700 MHZ boost?
Does it use both processors (533 and 1.2GHZ) giving me like a dual 1.7GHZ?
Does it "replace" the processor?
07-05-2004, 10:25 AM #2
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It replaces the card doesn't just add to the speedDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
07-05-2004, 07:01 PM #3ShakermakerGuest
What do you mean "It replaces the card". Do I have to remove my processor from the motherboard for the AGP processor upgrade card to work?
07-05-2004, 10:23 PM #4Originally Posted by Shakermaker
07-06-2004, 03:50 AM #5
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Though I would suggest that you plug OUT the power cord before doing the upgrade... ;-)
07-06-2004, 03:31 PM #6ChamorroGuestOriginally Posted by Shakermaker
Your processor is not soldered onto the motherboard, it sits on a "daughter" card. You simply swap the old card out with the new one. Just make sure your firmware is up-to-date per the upgrade's instructions.
07-06-2004, 08:05 PM #7ShakermakerGuest
Excellent - thanks for the 411!!
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