Bizarre OWC Mercury Extreme Problem

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2002
    Second Floor
    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

    Jan 6, 2003
    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.

  3. Wes
    macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
    LOL, sorry for offtopic, that just made me laugh. :)
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    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. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2002
    Second Floor
    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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