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    Question upgrading G4 processor question
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    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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