XLR8, the folks who specialize in Mac expansion products and upgrades, is now accepting online orders from Power Mac G4 owners to upgrade their G4 processor card to 550MHz. This program is targeted to owners of “Sawtooth” Power Mac G4 systems (those shipping after December 2, 1999).
The program swaps the CPU (central processing unit) on the original processor card. You can just plug in the upgrade card. XLR8’s Uptime Exchange Program — for users needing “100 percent” uptime, XLR8 offers a special “Advance Ship Program” allowing users to exchange their current card for a previously upgraded unit for an additional deposit. The deposit is returned when the original card reaches XLR8.
The upgrade itself is priced at US$299, plus shipping and handling and is available only in the US. To participate, customers need
place their orders on the XLR8 Web site.