Processor replacement

Posted by: zekekaz

Processor replacement - 11/09/04 08:10 AM

Does anyone know if I could replace the Duel 867mhz in my MDD with the 1.42ghz processors from a MDD FW 800 without frying my computer or the CPU cores?
Posted by: maestro

Re:Processor replacement - 01/04/05 04:11 AM

You can replace it with a dual 1.42--But the busses are at different speeds. Also the is a voltage increase on the processor. Also, they have different heatsinks, you can get a copper one from Small Dog. You may be better off just buying a replacement from OWC, they have a Giga Designs for $699.00

Posted by: zekekaz

Re:Processor replacement - 01/04/05 11:30 PM

Before I was looking at swapping out the board and chips but that Giga Designs MDD upgrade lookes like it would be cheaper and easier to handle.
Posted by: krusher117

Re:Processor replacement - 01/04/05 11:54 PM

Yea there are some great solutions out there as far as plug and play processor upgrades.

BTW- I am setting up a review of processors from all of these manufacturers and hope to have that done by the end of the month and it will have speed tests, installation tips, etc.

Post edited by: krusher117, at: 2005/01/04 23:56
Posted by: modyourmac

Re:Processor replacement - 01/05/05 04:32 AM

bout a year ago, I picked up a G4 upgrade proc from OWC. I actually got the Mercury Extreme 1.3GHz that they offered at that time. From my experience, its been a super reliable proc. Fo rthe price I paid to go from 466MHz to over a gig, its been worth it's weight in gold. If you need the extra speed boost, totally check out the OWC branded procs. They're just as nice as the much more expensive ones.
Posted by: maestro

Re:Processor replacement - 01/05/05 09:07 AM

OWC processors are actually rebranded cpus. I too believe that there products and services are great-its where I shop for mac stuff.