Giga Designs announces world's first CPU upgrade for 'Mirr...

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    Aren't they pushing the 7455B processors a little hard to get 1.42 GHz out of them? If we were skeptical at Apple's efforts to get 1.25 GHz out the door, surely, this looks risky.

    I noticed that PowerLogix is offering 7457 processors to get in that speed range.
     
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    Wouldn't it be chaeper to sell up and buy a G5?

    Apple cpu upgrades always cost a bomb.
     
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    A dual G4 still beats the lower end single processor G5s, so depending on finances, it could be a decent deal. I'm more willing to go with PowerLogix on such upgrades, though.
     
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    Yeah, the dual G4 is faster than a single G5. I was looking at getting a new single G5, but then I found out about this new upgrade, which looks to be better - I won't lose OS 9 support! Anyway, I was interested in hearing what people think about it, so what better way for that than to post to MacBytes? :)

    They're using a copper heatsink, which apparently absorbs heat better than the aluminium heatsink that Apple uses. I think it comes with a new fan too. Something I find interesting is that Giga specifically state that overclocking their CPUs does NOT void the warranty! :eek:
     

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