XLR8 g4 in a B&W?

Posted by: anil8tor

XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/11/05 11:36 AM

I have been looking for the low cost power-up for my Blue & White g3...Does anyone have experianc with the XLR8 g4 zif upgrade? Seems to be the best deal if it works... :blink:
Posted by: anil8tor

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/13/05 05:19 AM

Anyone?
Posted by: zenstate

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/13/05 10:06 AM

yes. that xlr8 zif will speed things up a great deal. that combined with at least 5123mb ram will give you a decent mac.

I upgraded my B&W G3 to a G4 500 and it was well worth it.
Posted by: anil8tor

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/17/05 09:33 AM

Any ideas if I should get a fast g3 or a g4 upgrade card, I hope to play a few games if I can get my system up to it...
Posted by: maestro

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/17/05 09:41 AM

A g4 only helps with altivec enabled software. I myself would still go with a 500-600mhz g4
none the less. Some games are better with a g4. Anyway, what video card do you have?
I have the original Radeon which outperforms the 7000, but if I were you, I would buy the
9200. An sata setup would bring up your computers speed considerably.
-maestro
Posted by: zenstate

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/17/05 05:01 PM

anil8tor wrote:
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Any ideas if I should get a fast g3 or a g4 upgrade card, I hope to play a few games if I can get my system up to it...


don't get a G4 over 600mhz. the sonnet 700-1ghz upgrades lower the B&W and Yikes bus from 100mhz down to 66mhz. sonnet says this was the only way to get these speed G4's stable on the boards they have.

I have seen benchmarks that show little gain in the 700-1ghz (66mhz bus) over a 500-600 g4 with 100mhz bus. 200 bucks for a G4 600 zif is a good price.
Posted by: modyourmac

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/18/05 01:00 AM

I installed one of the sonnett 700MHz boards a while back. Granted. the B&W isnt my primary machine, but the sonnet card makes 10.4 run decently smile
Posted by: zenstate

Re:XLR8 g4 in a B&W? - 08/18/05 01:18 AM

modyourmac wrote:
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I installed one of the sonnett 700MHz boards a while back. Granted. the B&W isnt my primary machine, but the sonnet card makes 10.4 run decently smile


a G4 600 with 100mhz bus would be faster and cheaper.