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  1. #16


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    its definatly a sawtooth, also instead of dishing out 300-500 bucks on a processor that website is it possible to take a dual cpu that came out of like a quicksilver or mirror door machine? and also same question for mother boards, because i doubt i can find a decent 2x agp card that wont cost me a arm and leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwilliamson View Post
    its definatly a sawtooth, also instead of dishing out 300-500 bucks on a processor that website is it possible to take a dual cpu that came out of like a quicksilver or mirror door machine? and also same question for mother boards, because i doubt i can find a decent 2x agp card that wont cost me a arm and leg
    Define decent and cheap? I've got an ATI Radeon 8500 I just pulled from my Sawtooth that will probably sell for cheap. It doesn't support Core Image so it isn't really worth a lot now that iMovie requires it (the irony, I got the 8500 for iMovie 6, so I could use the real-time effects previews, now a new version of iMovie comes out and I buy yet another video card).

    With the right video card, you can run iMovie 7 and Front Row on a Sawtooth

    I paid a lot to get a flashed Nvidia 6200, but could have bought a generic PC version and flashed it myself for about 1/2 the price (or less). I just don't have the PC or the time to do the flashing. XBench put the Nvidia card about 1% faster than the ATI.

    Scott

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    i have a similar problem, i was loooking at getting a used dual 450mhz g4 to put in my sawtooth, the cpu board came out of a gigabit machine, can i put that cpu card in my sawtooth with out having to do any modifaction to the logic board?

    edit: and it would basically make it twice as fast it would be about have a 800 or 900mhz g4 right?

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    No, you have to desolder the IDE header for the optical drives and use a PCI IDE card. And no, it wouldn't make it twice as fast, or necessarily even close to twice as fast. It is application dependent; if an application isn't multithreaded it won't do anything for it.
    MCCCXXXVII
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    so as much as its going to hurt, it'd just be better to buy a 1ghz g4 or above from sonnet

  6. #21


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    Unless you've got some skill with desoldering things, and a desire to put those skills to work on your G4, yes.
    MCCCXXXVII
    Notebook RAM Buyer's Guide- How much, what type, what brand, where to buy, etc.
    MBP: 17" WUXGA/2.4/4GB/160GB 7.2K
    G4: Heavily modified Dual 533 DA

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