OWC Speeds to Offer Lower Prices on Faster Power Mac G4 Upgrades

Other World Computing Mercury Extreme G4 Upgrades as fast as 1.5GHz now from $159.00

Jul 7, 2006 | Woodstock, IL


Technology solutions provider Other World Computing (OWC) today announced lower prices on its Mercury Extreme G4 line. New Pricing:

  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/933MHz w/2 MB L3 Cache introductory value price $159.00
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.0GHz w/2MB L3 Cache - now $179.00 (was $189.00)
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.2GHz w/2MB L3 Cache - now $199.00 (was $219.99)
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.4GHz w/2MB L3 Cache - now $249.00 (was $259.99)
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.5GHz w/2MB L3 Cache - now $269.00 (was $309.99)

"Mercury Extreme G4 upgrades from Other World Computing are a must for any G4 owner. An OWC Mercury Extreme G4 upgrade can make your existing machine up to four times faster while retaining compatibility with all your existing software and hardware," says Larry O'Connor, CEO of OWC.

The Mercury Extreme G4 upgrades improve performance of the OS and applications currently being used while also allowing users to take advantage of newer software with faster processor requirements as well.

"Upgrading an existing Mac can have advantages over even a brand new Intel Mac and is far cheaper," explains Jen Soule, OWC Sales Manager. "If you use Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office or any number of applications for your business or other daily use, upgrading an existing Mac with an OWC Mercury Extreme processor is going to provide an immediate performance improvement for all the applications your rely on today." Commonly used applications including Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office are not expected to be released with Native Intel Mac support until 2007 and OS 9 'Classic' applications cannot be used on Intel equipped Macs.

Each Mercury Extreme G4 features 256KB of 1:1 L2 Cache and 2MB of high-speed L3 Cache. All units are covered by OWC's three-year limited warranty and offer 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee, allowing customers to try without risk. It has been OWC's experience that once a user experiences the benefit of a Mercury Extreme upgrade, there is no going back.

Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades are designed for Plug-and-Play ease of use, requiring no software for operation. All models 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 and all versions of OS X 10.0.4 and later including 10.4.x Tiger. Complete pricing, ordering, and availability information for Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades is available online at or by calling (800) 275-4576.


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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