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Bizarre OWC Mercury Extreme Problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mangoman, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    mangoman

    #1
    Installed an OWC 1.4GHz upgrade daughtercard last week. Running great. Then, these past couple days, I've started getting the grey crash/"You need to restart" screen off and on. Then this afternoon, couldn't get the machine to fully boot without seeing that screen -- even when I was booted from the Jaguar CD! Talk about frustrating. So, in short, I shut down, opened the box, and it seemed that the board was not snapped in all the way. Would a daughtercard being slightly loose on the connector cause this kind of problem? Since tightening things up in there, I've been able to restart (obviously... here I am, right?)

    I'd love to know your thoughts/experience/expertise on this one. Thanks in advance to anyone with insight.

    mangoman :(
     
  2. macrumors member

    #2
    I can't be much help, but I am considering the 1.4 Ghz + GeForce4MX upgrade combo from OWC, and I was wondering if you could tell me what your speed experience with the upgrade is.

    I have an old g4 400 with a non-QE rage 128 in it, and I'm wondering what the upgrade experience will feel like. I'm concerned that the 100 Mhz FSB will limit the upgrade quite a bit.

    What's your experience?

    Thanks, and good luck with the grey screen of death.

    Cheers,
    prat
     
  3. Wes
    macrumors 68020

    Wes

    #3
    LOL, sorry for offtopic, that just made me laugh. :)
     
  4. Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    #4
    Same here!

    Anyway, back on topic, yes, having the card not connected properly could cause all sorts of "interesting" problems. You've got it working fine now?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    mangoman

    #5
    Sort of. Still getting the occassional kernal panic. The ball's in OWC's court... sounds like they might want to exchange the card.

    *sigh* Frustrating...
     

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