867MHz vs 1GHz

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jeff111, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Has anybody heard about the noise that the new duel processor 867 MHz G4 makes when in use?
    I'm just about to purchase it but am thinking that i should blow another $800 to get the 1 GHz because of this buzzing sound tht the 867 makes.
    Anyone have any insight into this problem?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    The two are using the same fans, shouldn't make a diff. Im using a dual 867 right now, and all i ever hear ('tis on the floor) is a low hum. Nothing to worry about, tho i do hear some machines become a bit whiney, but the games or iTunes drown it out. If you dont need the extra MHz, just get the 867. Great deal and i love the damn thing.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    867MHz noise

    Thanks assassin,
    I read on some fourm that many people have been complaining about the noise.
    I llike your answer though because it'll save me $800.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    Nipsy

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    This generation is noisy across the board...

    Also, the 867 can be software overclocked to 1GHz, if you are daring.

    That, combined with the price point (the extra $800 buys 2GB of RAM, a SuperDrive [not from Apple], and a nice dinner for 2) make the 867 the value leader in the PMac line.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    go big...

    I'm in the market for a new machine and I'm leaning towards the dp 1ghz because of the superdrive. The price difference (as of today) offered by macmall.com isn't as high as $800. You can get a great deal on the dp 1ghz w/712mb ram for just under $2500. Compare that to the base model and I think the extra 20gb hd space, the speed and the superdrive easily could make you bump up in models.

    I don't need the extra speed but want a superdrive so that is why I'm leaning towards the dp 1ghz model.
    That's just my 2 cents though.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    actually...

    My bad...the price difference is almost $800 between the base dp G4 and the 1ghz dp G4. The deal I was looking at is below...

    The price and features are...
    Computer - POWER MAC DUAL 1GHZ 256MB RAM SUPERDRIVE FREE 512MB RAM_
    Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4, 768MB After Free Memory, 80GB Ultra ATA Drive, SuperDrive, 56K Modem, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro, NIC, 4 USB, 2 FireWire, Mac OS X *39.99 Installation Fee.Click Here for Memory Upgrades
    Part #:590880 _ _ $2,460.49 each

    Pretty nice deal but the base model is also a great deal at $1684 w/ free 512mb of ram. It's crazy what they are giving away these days to sell systems.
     
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    Nipsy

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    The Dual 867 can be had refurbed for $1500 (apple.com).

    4 512MB DIMMs should cost about $4-500 (macsolutions.com).

    SuperDrive 2x (Apple's model) is $238 (pricewatch.com), and SuperDrive 4x is $285 (pricewatch.com).

    So, you can have a Dual 867 with stock RAM and a 2x SuperDrive for $1738

    You can have a Dual 867 with Stock RAM and a 4x SuperDrive for $1785

    Full RAM is $2138 (2x), or $2185 (4x). This does not include any promo RAM.

    Spend $140 on a 120GB drive, and you're still way ahead of the game.

    That's a chunk 'o savings...
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    nice

    Nipsy...good info! I was wondering if and where to look for the superdrive to install myself.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    If you do get the 867 and are looking to burn video dvds without DVD Studio Pro, then make sure you buy Apple's model online, as externals cannot use iDVD. I got the thing for an additional $188 through education discount. The only disadvantage is slower CD burn speeds.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    oh no...

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    We're not talking about external DVD burners, we're talking about the internal drive.
     

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