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Power Mac - upgrading G4 processor question


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I love my g4 powermac. It is the digital audio dual 533MHz processor with 1.5 GB of RAM.

Lately I have been looking at a 1.2 GHz G4 processor from OWC. My question is will I see a big speed increase with that processor? It is $200, I would buy it if it speeds up my old G4 powermac.

This is one of the processors:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...ng/MEG42M1200/

and the other:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Sonne...ogy/SG410002M/
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It may be faster, yes, depending on the applications in question. Honestly, though, I'd buy a dual 1GHz quicksilver processor for that kind of money and modify it to go in the DA instead.

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Hey nice mac!!

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The question is would the bus speed be fast enough for you?
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Yeah, I just figured for that kind of money I might as well get something better. Maybe go crazy and buy a Mac mini.
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Upgrading to dual 1GHz procs would cost you $200. Most cost effective upgrade you can make, imo.

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The thing is, you'll paying money to make a slow computer (by today's standards) less slow. And memory speed, bus speed etc. won't be any faster.

You can get quite a good price on Power Mac G4s on ebay. I'd sell it and get the Mini.
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The thing is, you'll paying money to make a slow computer (by today's standards) less slow. And memory speed, bus speed etc. won't be any faster.

You can get quite a good price on Power Mac G4s on ebay. I'd sell it and get the Mini.
That is what I am going to do. I am going to wait for Leopard though. So sometime after the 26th.

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I assume you'll be going for an Intel Mini... I hope, at least. A G4 would be a waste of money.

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