Any more word of 1.92Ghz PBs?

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    generik

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    I wonder if the DeyStar "hacks" will be official when Apple officially makes a 1.92Ghz PB :rolleyes:
     
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    My understanding is that it's no so much of a 'hack' as swapping the processor in the powerbook. I'm not commenting on Daystar here but I'm sure Apple would have loved to have speedbumped the last powerbook revisions (which I think will be the last PPC powerbooks) - there must have been pretty good reasons why Apple didn't.
     
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    It's cool that Daystar is considering offering this upgrade, but I would be even more impressed if they could put in a better graphics chip along with it.
     
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    Seasought

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    Is it possible to overlock a Powerbook's CPU? (Sorry a bit of an aside here)
     
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    as far as I know it is, but you have to do it through the OpenFirmware I think, and it is really not a good idea. the chances of overheating are very high in such a small, confined area. it is easier to overclock your GPU, there is a utility that allows you to change the clock speed and memory speed in real-time, but again the over-heating dangers, and the reduction of battery life are not really worth it
     
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    Seasought

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    Cool thanks. I've never been a big fan of overclocking in general (did it once on an old box of mine with mixed results) and won't dare experiment with my own laptop.
     
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    Absolutely, they were too busy ****ing up the screens :rolleyes:
     
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    mandoman

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    I would think all that trouble going to the intrepid 2 chipset Apple
    must have been trying to go 7448, but failed or held up for one reason or
    another. The only other benefit of the intrepid 2 is lower power ddr2 memory,
    seems a silly waste of resource just for that. Maybe there is one more ppc pb
    rev in the works?

    My guess is if there are intel ibooks at MWSF, they'll up the powerbooks
    to 1.92 GHz to keep them selling until intel pb's. Maybe this is why they
    held off putting 7448's in pb's in the first place?

    My call for MWSF is intel ibooks and mini's w/90nm pentium-m's (NOT yonah) and
    special edition G4 powerbooks @ 1.92GHz with SATA HDD's in black aluminum,
    and 12" powerbook getting 7447a @ 1.67 Ghz.
     
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    My guess is that Apple is currently pouring resources into the upcoming Intel Powerbook, and thus has either delayed or cancelled any further PB G4 speedbumps.

    Daystar's upgrade may be using a CPU that Apple can't get in quantity, or it may be an overclock (I doubt that).
     
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    I don't know about you but I love the warm feeling I get from a combusting 1.92GHz PowerBook on my lap.
    It makes me feel all warm and tingly.

    well, not so much tingly as on fire.
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    Just be glad you haven't got quite as much of yourself exposed to the burning hazard of the Powerbook as we men do.
     
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    by the sound of it though, that heat from the fire would be perfect rather than your wrist warmers ;)
     
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    and women win again!!

    let's see.. that's
    women: 2 points
    men: 0



    but, seriously, does anyone need a slightly faster PB?
    SLIGHTLY FASTER!11!@~!!!
    *shrug*
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    We'll find out if Daystar sells a lot of upgrades, won't we? ;)

    But if the Intel PBs are truly set to arrive in January it will be a short-lived product.
     
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    Thanks, two cats worth of heat is enough!

    I think you;ll find that g5 powerbooks and intel powerbooks are both hard to pin down despite rumors, though one will appear eventually.

    $
     
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    Also, I expect at least a 7300 or a X700 in the Intel PB.
     
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    generik

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    I heard Yonah chips are only set to ship on the 1st, doesn't that leave Apple with only days to crank up their assembly line? :confused:
     
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    Apple has had engineering samples for God knows how long, and I'm sure they have production chips in their hands as we speak. The ship date is just once the chip is made available to the public. Computer manufacturers get these things months in advance.
     
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    Sounds very seasonal - everyone sing along:

    "Chestnuts roasting under Open Firmware...."
     
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    generik

    Not picking on you but I am not getting your sig. Why do you have it and what are you trying to say with it?
     
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    Spectrum

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    I think it's because it's funny :D - in a tragic kind of way :(

     
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    generik

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    Yeah, it is funny. Partly because I didn't know about the lines issue until I read about it, and the more I read about it the more pissed off I got with Apple :eek:
     
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    k

    the lies issue is a very serious matter to some of us but not apple !!
     
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    Spectrum

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    Yes. The issue IS serious. The quote is funny.

     

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