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raysfan81
Aug 17, 2010, 05:28 PM
These are the specs of my powermac:

Model Name: Power Mac G4
Model Identifier: PowerMac3,6
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Processor Speed: 1.25 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz

Is $60 a reasonable price for a dual 1.42 Ghz card and heatsink?



Giuly
Aug 17, 2010, 05:42 PM
These are the specs of my powermac:

Model Name: Power Mac G4
Model Identifier: PowerMac3,6
Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Processor Speed: 1.25 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz

Is $60 a reasonable price for a dual 1.42 Ghz card and heatsink?
If you get it for $60, sure.
This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103681) (and that (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116348)) is what you get on the other side of town for $60, and they are by far not as rare as a Dual 1.42GHz CPU boards with included heatsink.

raysfan81
Aug 17, 2010, 08:20 PM
If you get it for $60, sure.
This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103681) (and that (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116348)) is what you get on the other side of town for $60, and they are by far not as rare as a Dual 1.42GHz CPU boards with included heatsink.

It would probably be a substantial upgrade from my single processor. :eek:

666sheep
Aug 18, 2010, 05:44 PM
^ Depending on what you do, but in general yes. With multithreaded apps it'll be big diffference, with single threaded little less. You'll get twice more L3 cache than now (and little it's higher clocked) and second CPU. And some more heat :) Your current CPU runs about 35C, 1.42 DP about 50+ C. Use Chud Tools 3.5.2 and Enable Nap script to lower temps. Works great with this CPU.