Thread: G4 upgrades.
08-27-2004, 06:41 PM #1setstaticGuestG4 upgrades.
I've got the first ever G4, the 350mhz one. Just curious if anyones got suggestions for upgrades from specific companies, etc. My main computer now is a new 17" powerbook, but I'd like to get G4 running a little better if I could.
Thanks in advance.
08-27-2004, 08:02 PM #2
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08-30-2004, 01:15 PM #3setstaticGuest
Thanks for the links! I did realize I had the "yikes!", pci graphics...unfortunately. Anyone else have any suggestions?
09-02-2004, 03:02 AM #4.emo.GuestOriginally Posted by setstatic
.... i would go an xlr8 500/600
any pc133 ram max her out with 1.5 (3dimms)
any sata drive is better then the ata that you have in there now...if your willing to drop 150-200 for a great drive the western digital raptors are the way to go they are the only sata drive out now that are 10k...i have 2 beautiful.
or you could get a solid hitachi 7k
in order to host sata drive in a machine besides a g5 you will need a sata hose card. i am using a firmtek inside my g3 with 2 maxtor drives hooked up to it.
i would recommend getting a fw400/800 card cause the firewire bridges on the g4 are 15MB and the PCI are about 35MB
also you should look into a USB 2.0 card 3/4 port should suffice on a play machine.
there are many other products besides the ones i have linked in the post so dont feel this is it....look around newegg.com is a great site and macgurus.com is amazing...high prices but you learn alot from reading the descriptopn etc. hope i helped
09-08-2004, 02:03 PM #5setstaticGuest
solid suggestions...seem like some of the best products I've found so far...
any recommendations for fw400/800 and USB 2.0 cards??
thanks for the macgurus.com and newegg.com links as well...
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