The G4 will not power on without a CPU. The best thing to do is to test the power supply by itself. Take a small piece of wire and jumper it from the green wire (power on) and a black wire (ground). That will make the power supply kick start without being plugged into the motherboard. But you have to have the power supply plugged into the wall outlet of course.
Depends on the cpu. I have a 466 DA cpu set to 550 for a Sawtooth and i didn't have to take off the second IDE. Any single DA cpu's will work in a Sawtooth, they just need to be jumpered for the right speed setting. (ex 466 DA CPU would be 350 in a Sawtooth)
Ok, so by the sounds of it, you have one of the following... Either a 667, a 733 or a dual 533 cpu from a Digital Audio. In that case, yes, you need to remove the second IDE connector and use an IDE card.
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I got the 733MHz CPU module. I went ahead and bit the bullet and chopped off the pins to the 2nd IDE channel and it doesn't work. No power will go to the system. I have checked the power supply 3 times and it works fine with my tester, even work on the sawtooth with the 400MHz CPU. So I guess I have a dead CPU.
Would a sawtooth CPU work on a DA or not. I know the DA uses a 133MHz FSB and the Sawtooth uses a 100MHz FSB.
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