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Other World Computing Introduces Mercury G4/450-533MHz ZIF Upgrade

OWC Mercury ZIF upgrade for Apple PowerMac G3 Beige, G3 Blue & White and G4 “Yikes” PCI models available at $149.99

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – January 22, 2004 – Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced the Mercury G4/450-533 megahertz (MHz) ZIF upgrade with one megabyte (MB) L2 Cache for the Apple PowerMac G3 Beige, G3 Blue & White and G4 “Yikes” models. This new model replaces OWC’s G4/450MHz, G4/500MHz and G4/533MHz models.

Available through for $149.99, the Mercury G4/450-533MHz ZIF upgrade is more affordable and flexible than its predecessors. It uses a high temperature Motorola G4/450MHz processor that is tested and guaranteed for safe, reliable operation of up to 533MHz in all Power Mac G3 Beige models (Desktop, Minitower and All-In-One) and G4/500MHz operation in all PowerMac G3 Blue & White and G4 “Yikes” PCI models.

“OWC’s new G4/450-533MHz ZIF upgrade is a great way to significantly speed up these PowerMacs for a very reasonable investment,” said Larry O’Connor, president of Other World Computing. “You’re not just getting more megahertz, but when you upgrade any of the PowerMac G3s you’re also doubling the L2 Cache from 512 kilobytes (KB) to 1,024KB (1MB). That additional L2 Cache plus the boost to processor speed provides a leap in system performance that is a difference of night and day.”

The new Mercury ZIF plug-and-play upgrade is fully compatible with all existing hardware and software, and with Apple OS 8.6 through 9.2.2, and all versions of Apple OS X up to and including 10.3.x “Panther.” The upgrade comes with a two-year warranty from OWC.

About Other World Computing
Since 1988, Other World Computing (OWC) has provided top-quality hardware, software and support designed to maximize productivity and increase the longevity of Macintosh and PC computers. The Illinois-based company operates the popular website, which features one of the largest online catalogs of enhancement products, including OWC’s own Mercury acceleration and FireWire product lines. Along with its proprietary XPostFacto, which allows select pre-G3 computers to run Mac OSX, OWC is an Apple Certified Developer and provides extensive technical support for Macintosh users around the world. OWC owns and operates OWC.Net and, which provide Internet access, web design and hosting solutions.
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