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OWC Launches New G4 Processor Upgrades

Models available up to 1.467 GHz By Dave Nagel
Other World Computing today announced two new additions to its Mercury Extreme line of G4 processor upgrades. The new models offer speeds up to 1.467 GHz and are available for ordering now.

The two new upgrades include a 1.4 GHz to 1.467 GHz G4 and a 1.2 GHz to 1.26 GHz G4. Both offer 256 KB 1:1 level-2 cache on chip and 2 MB DDR level-3 cache operating at up to 267 MHz. According to OWC, the upgrades are plug and play and require no additional software to function. They're compatible with Apple G4 models ranging from Sawtooth to Quicksilver 2002 (350 MHz to 1 GHz) and support Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

According to information on OWC's site, the 1.2/1.26 GHz model is available now for $529.99. The 1.4/1.467 GHz model should ship within two days for $619. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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