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    G4DA upgrade

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    G4DA upgrade
    Hi, I have a G4 Digital Audio 466mhz and I want to upgrade the processor. I have seen a G4 700mhz on ebay for $60. Can I use this one or is it not compatible?

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    G4DA upgrade
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    You cannot just swap processors from a higher spec machine

    There are proper processor upgrades from Sonnet and OWC but they are typically $200

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    G4DA upgrade

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    Sorry, what I should have said is that it is a Sonnet Encore G4 upgrade card.

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    G4DA upgrade
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    is it a PCI card or a daughter card

    The Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...ac_g4_466.html

    http://lowendmac.com/ppc/g4upgrades.html

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    G4DA upgrade

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    Its a daughtercard model. Model number : EG4-700-1-BLT-REV-E.

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    G4DA upgrade
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    Considered going up to a Sonnet/OWC upgrade and running Leopard?

    1GHz upgrade start from about US$160.00. My Mercury Extreme 1.3GHz runs Leopard no problems.

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    G4DA upgrade

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    I am happy running Tiger at the moment, I just want a bit of a speed boost.

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