G4 processor in G3 blue and white help needed

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  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    I have the processor and i know that I need to install a firmware patch to get it to boot. Unfortunately i do not have that. I had the processor from a computer that i took apart from my high school that i could not get to work.

    I have done some reading and it seems that I need like Sonnet Processor, which I can download and install and it looks like it should work.

    The other one i have found is the XLR8 patch which i think is the 6th one down on the page. I am hoping that that one will work.

    From my reading it looks like i should use the XLR8 one.

    If anyone has done this before please chime in so i don't frack up the machine.
     
  2. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    OK, for anyone wondering i did manage to get it working. I used the xlr8 link and downloaded and installed it. It went without a hitch and worked just fine.

    I have a G4 400 in the Blue and White G3 right now and every thing is working great.
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Now overclock that baby and get some mo s p p p peeeed........xlr8 has a how to guide that explains it all :D

    been there, done that! I had an OWC G4/550 card in my old B&W running @650 notta problemo for over 2 yrs! YMMV

    ps: only do it in 50mhz steps and run the machine for a while, to check for stability, before moving to the next level.
     

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