Dual 1.42 ghz Upgrade for MDD?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by raysfan81, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    raysfan81

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #2
    If you get it for $60, sure.
    This (and that) 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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    raysfan81

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    #3
    It would probably be a substantial upgrade from my single processor. :eek:
     
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    666sheep

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    #4
    ^ 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.
     

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