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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

Troubleshoot common issues with the Power Mac G4 Quicksilver at the troubleshooting guide.

Background ¶ 

The Power Mac G4 "Quicksilver" is the 2nd major revision to Apple's Power Mac G4 Series. It was released in 2001, and came with a 533Mhz-Dual 1Ghz Motorola PowerPC G4 CPU. This supported up to 1.5GB of PC133 133Mhz RAM. This version of the Power Mac G4 comes with a stylish silver casing and was the last Apple computer to have an optional ZIP drive.

It has AGP Graphics and comes standard with a NVIDIA GeForce 2MX Mac Edition Video Adapter. This is much quieter compared to the G4 MDD and the G4 Graphite.

Available CPU Speeds: 533Mhz, 667Mhz, 733Mhz, 800Mhz, 933Mhz, And 1.0Ghz. Most clock speeds were available in both single and dual configurations. This was the first Mac to reach 1.0Ghz. No wonder they call it the "Quicksilver".

Identification ¶ 

It can be difficult to establish which Power Mac G4 you have. Here are a couple of links that will help you determine if you have a Power Mac G4 Quicksilver or some other model of G4.

Power Mac G4 Identification Part 1

Power Mac G4 Identification Part 2

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