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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?

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It replaces the card doesn't just add to the speed

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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?
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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?
Yes you have to remove yor old one and replace it with the new one. Its simple to do. If you can plug in the power cord you can do the upgrade.
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Though I would suggest that you plug OUT the power cord before doing the upgrade... ;-)
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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?

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.
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Excellent - thanks for the 411!!
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