Other World Computing Extends Low End of Its Mercury Extreme Product Line With New 800MHz G4 Processor Upgrade

New 800MHz Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrade offers extreme quality; extreme savings

Jul 14, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced it has begun shipping an 800 Megahertz (MHz) Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrade. It is the latest in OWC’s popular Mercury Extreme line and is available immediately for $269.99.

“The Mercury Extreme brand has made a name for itself for high-quality performance enhancements with exceptional value, and the new 800MHz G4 upgrade will build this reputation further,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “The Mercury Extreme line delivers an economical solution to anyone seeking to significantly boost their computer’s speed while at the same time not breaking the bank.”

OWC’s Mercury Extreme processor upgrades are true plug-and-play solutions that do not use or require enabling software. Fully compatible with PowerMac G4 AGP-equipped models (350MHz to 1GHz), they act as replacements to the stock Apple G4 daughtercard and do not take up a separate PCI or AGP slot. Also included in each upgrade is a pre-installed, high-performance heat sink and an ultra-quiet cooling fan. Each unit comes with a 30-day, 100 percent money back guarantee, as well as a three-year limited warranty and an option for customers to sell their old processor to OWC.

Made with the highest-quality components available, Mercury Extreme processor upgrades use Tantalum-dipped resistors and capacitors (to resist electroshock discharge), are capable of safe operation at high temperatures and are designed to last longer than other upgrades using conventional parts.

The Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades feature 256 Kilobytes of 1:1 L2 cache on-chip and 2 Megabytes of high-speed L3 cache. They are compatible with Apple PowerMac G4 AGP Graphics/Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, Quicksilver and Quicksilver 2002 models. The Mercury Extreme line is completely plug-and-play compatible with existing hardware and software, including Apple OS 9.2 or higher, including all versions of OS X.

The 800MHz Extreme G4 model complements the also shipping Mercury Extreme G4 1.25-1.26GHz and 1.4-1.467GHz models priced for as little as $499.99 and $589.99, respectively.

Additional details and complete pricing information about the OWC Mercury Extreme product line can be found online at /Extreme. Digital photographs of all OWC products, as well as digital copies of OWC logos, are available for download from the online newsroom at /NewsRoom/. Information on pricing, ordering and availability for other OWC products is available online exclusively at


About OWC

Founded in 1988, Other World Computing (OWC), is a trusted provider of premium technology solutions tailored to enable creators and tech enthusiasts to bring their unique visions to life. The company develops high-performance end-to-end tools catering to a global community of creators at all levels of their craft, from Capture to Creation to Collaboration. The mission of extending the useful life of existing technology is a demonstration of the company's commitment to a more sustainable world. The core value of Other World Computing is to design and manufacture industry-leading products that deliver excellence and are built to last for minimal environmental impact.

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