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    Question G4 Processor Switch.?!?
    OK, what im about to ask is for experienced mac users only, I am in need of guru advise!!!
    I have a powerbook g4 1.6 ghz( fell off my lap ) and i just got a powermac g4 450 mhz. can i take the cpu out out the powerbook and put it in the power mac?

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    No, the powerbooks G4 requires a faster system bus and is also soldered in

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    is there anything else that i can do to upgrade the processor?

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    Thnx;d

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    The Mercury Extreme upgrades are great, using a 1.3GHz with 2MB L3 cache, but am sure Sonnet and other are equally reliable. Do a Google of upgraded CPU's.

    If you do upgrade, suggesting increase RAM to the max 2GB using 4x512MB PC133/PC100 SDRAM. OS X sure loves that additional memory and this will give your Sawtooth/Gigabit Ethernet a reaql boost.

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