updated 06:05 pm EST, Fri November 4, 2005
Lombard CPU upgrade kit
Daystar Technology today rolled out its , which allows users to self-install the upgrade without returning the PowerBook to Daystar. Apple techs or technical users can install the XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 Lombard in a few minutes, according to the company; the kit includes all components and tools needed for completing the upgrade. Each kit includes the XLR8 upgraded 450 G4 CPU card with 250Mhz cache, XLR8 MAChSpeed Control CPU software, Daystar modified metal heat sink, flat-head and Phillips screwdrivers, Arctic Silver thermal compound, and an instruction sheet. Daystar also offers $55 rebate form for returning the old CPU, EMI Shield, and heat sink back to the company. The kit works with the PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze Keyboard) USB - M5343 "Lombard" and offers free telephone installation support. The Lombard CPU Upgrade Kit is available for $300 (before rebates).