OWC Drops Prices Of Mercury Extreme Upgrades By Up To 10%

In the market for an upgrade for your Power Mac G4? It may be a good time to do so. Other World Computing (OWC) has just announced that it has dropped the price of many of its OWC Mercury Extreme G4 prices by up to 10%. The Mercury Extreme G4 upgrades come complete with a pre-attached heatsink and an ultra-quiet fan. From OWC:

Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that it has reduced prices by as much as 10 percent on its highly rated Mercury Extreme line of G4 processor upgrades for Apple Macintosh computers.

A simple replacement upgrade for increasing the performance of Power Mac G4 models, the Mercury Extreme G4 line features Tantalum-dipped components and an ultra-quiet custom cooling system with a pre-attached heat-sink and fan in order to maximize the reliability and longevity of the upgrade.

The new prices, effective immediately and available at www.macsales.com/extreme, are as follows:

  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/867-933MHz - $249.99 (was $279.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/867MHz-1.0GHz - $269.99 (was $299.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.0-1.1GHz - $299.99 (was $329.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.25-1.33GHz - $389.99 (was $399.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.25-1.4GHz - $419.99 (was $449.99), and
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.4-1.467GHz - $479.99 (was $499.99).

"Todayis operating systems and applications can certainly benefit from a faster processor, and some may even require something better than many older Power Mac G4 models came from the factory with," said Larry OiConnor, president of OWC. "Our OWC Mercury Extreme G4 line offers an extremely economical way to get the most from your current Apple Macintosh computer compared to the cost of starting over with a new machine. With these latest price drops our easy-to-install, plug-and-play upgrades are more affordable than ever. Also, by upgrading not only do the applications you already have run faster, but you can now purchase and use the latest software that often requires faster processor speeds just to be functional. Upgrading with a Mercury Extreme is just like getting a new computer, but for a lot less than a new computer would cost."

Mercury Extreme G4 upgrades are available for speeds up to G4/1.5GHz and all models feature 256KB of 1:1 L2 cache on-chip and 2MB of high-speed L3 Cache. They are compatible with Apple PowerMac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and Quicksilver models, and with Mac OS 9.2.1 or higher, all versions of OS X 10.0.4 and later including 10.3.x Panther versions. Each Extreme G4 processor upgrade is backed by a three-year warranty and a 30-day 100 percent money-back guarantee.

You can get more information at OWCis Web site. OWC Mercury Extreme G4 upgrades are available now for US$199.99 to US$529.99.