what im trying to find out is can i swap a faster dual g4 processor, like say the mdd or quicksilver processor into my sawtooth g4. because that would save me a bunch of monney compared to buying an aftermarket processor upgrade board. I know the slower buss speed will lower the processor speed but it still seems like a better deal.
just in case you are interested here's what i found out. the mdd processors are not supposed to work with my sawtooth. the quicksilver is supposed to work with some modification to the power lead. the sawtooth will accept dual processors only if its uninorth # is greater than 7. you can download an app to tell you the uni north# at the <a href="www.newertech.com/tech_support/uni-north.php">newertech website</a> mine is 3 so no dice. so it looks like im looking for a single quicksilver processor. also it is possable to clock the processor back up to its normal operating speed by changing the processor multiplier.<br><br>
my next question is if i find a good deal on a dual processor can i use it as a single processor or will it not work at all?
i may be able to get a better deal if i know all my options. ebay can be a strange place. Also then if I wanted I could invest in a DA board or something in the future. I know owc offers processors but they start at $100 and im finding Qs cpus for arround $30-$50 on ebay.
Only if it is a dual though, am I remembering correctly?
*Edit Ah, I am not entirely correct.
I was wrong. It fit. Turns out the G4 466 and 533MHz CPU's are 7410's, similar to the old 7400's, and on the same size card. It's the 667 and 733MHz 7450 models that are too big to fit in a Sawtooth. I was also able to use the DA's larger heatsink, because my G4 is in an ATX case.
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