Other World Computing Mercury Extreme G4 Processor Upgrades Now Reach 1.5GHz

Price cuts of up to $40 make G4 upgrades more affordable than ever

Mar 2, 2004 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that the top-end model of its Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrade line now supplies up to 1.5 Gigahertz (GHz) of plug-and-play performance to PowerMac G4 models. OWC has also reduced prices by as much as $40 on select Mercury Extreme G4 models. The new prices are effective immediately online through OWC at

A simple replacement upgrade for older, slower processors, 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 pricing is as follows:

  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.0GHz - $329.99 (was $349.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.25-1.33GHz - $399.99 (was $419.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.25-1.4GHz - $439.99 (was $449.99),
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.4-1.467GHz - $499.99 (was $539.99), and

OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.4-1.5GHz - $529.99 (was $549.99).

“Extreme speed at an extreme value and generating extreme satisfaction for our customers is what our Mercury Extreme G4 line is all about,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “When dealing with processor speeds every little bit makes a difference, and it’s great to be the first to bring reliable, guaranteed G4/1.5GHz operation to those Mac users who need a serious speed boost. These cards have been reviewed and highly recommended in major publications, and we’re now pleased to offer increased affordability as well.”

All Mercury Extreme G4 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 and Quicksilver models and support Mac OS 9.2.1 and higher, as well as OS X and higher, including all 10.3.x versions. Each Extreme G4 processor upgrade is backed by a three-year warranty and a 30-day 100 percent money-back guarantee.

Complete pricing, ordering and availability information for Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades are available online at OWC’s online newsroom is found at


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Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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