PowerMac G4

G4 400

Computer Configuration:

  • Processor:
  • System: Mac OS 10.5.8
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR SDRAM

You'll find information on everything related to the G4 Macintosh computer. You'll find a brain dump of information that I have collected over the years about this great computer.

PowerMac G4 Internal Expansion Options

insidec computer G4

Optical drive carrier

Install a second optical drive in the lower section of the optical drive carrier inside your computer.

Front hard disk drive carrier

Install additional hard disk drives in the front drive carrier inside your computer. You can install up to two ATA/66 or SCSI drives in the front carrier.

Battery

Your computer uses a battery that you rarely need to replace. If your computer has trouble starting up, or the system date and time are frequently incorrect, you may need to replace the battery. For more information, see “Replacing the Battery” on page 79.

AirPort Extreme Card connector

Connect an AirPort Extreme Card, which allows your computer to communicate with a network wirelessly.

Bluetooth module (optional)

Use Bluetooth to wirelessly transfer files between your Power Mac G4 and another Mac or a PC. With Bluetooth, you can also communicate with a Bluetooth-enabled Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or mobile phone. If you purchased a Bluetooth module, it is installed here.

Rear hard disk drive carrier

Install additional hard disk drives in the rear drive carrier inside your computer. You can install up to two ATA/100 or SCSI drives in the rear carrier.

DDR SDRAM slots

Expand your computer’s memory up to 2 GB. Add additional memory in your computer by inserting up to 4 DDR SDRAM DIMMs in the memory slots.

AGP 4X graphics slot

Connect your display through the advanced graphics port (AGP 4X) card, which provides fast graphics processing power. You can connect a display that has an Apple Display Connector (ADC) or a Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connector.

PCI expansion slots

Install up to four 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI cards in slots 2 through 5 to expand your computer’s capabilities.