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Review: Newer Tech's iMAXpowr G4/433 CPU Upgrade
G4 CPU Upgrade for iMac 233 - 333MHz models
By Mike
Published: 7/19/2000
Installation and Documentation
Intro | Benchmarks | Appl/Game Tests | Software Controls | Installation | Specs/Design | Summary
About The Install

Due to the design of the iMac case, installing the iMAXpowr is more involved than typical CPU upgrade for another Mac model. However Newer Tech provides a VHS video tape with an installation guide. The video tape is a much better guide that I could attempt to do with still images and a web page. I was able to install the upgrade within about 15 minutes.

What's Included
The iMAXpowr G4 CPU Upgrade package includes:
  • 433MHz G4 iMac CPU module with 1MB of Backside Cache
  • CD with Control Software and Utilities
  • Disposable Anti-Static Wrist Strap (use it)
  • VHS Video Tape Installation Guide
  • Package with shipping instructions to return old module
  • Warranty Registration Card

After installing the software and module, your next boot will display the iMAXpowr G4 logo and you should notice a dramatic boost in performance (I did).


The next page of the review details the hardware (CPU and Cache) of the iMAXpowr G4 upgrade.


Index of Newer Tech iMAXpowr G4 433MHz Review

Intro | Benchmarks | Appl/Game Tests | Software Controls | Installation | Specs/Design | Summary

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