Other World Computing Reduces Prices On Mercury Extreme G4 Processor Upgrades By Up To 10 Percent

Reduced pricing on top-rated processor upgrades translates to extreme value on exceptional products

Apr 12, 2004 | Woodstock, IL


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, 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).

"Today's 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 O'Connor, 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.

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


About OWC

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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