single processor to dual problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by G4Alex, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. G4Alex macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I hope I've posted this in the right place.
    I've got a power PC G4 with a single 450 mhz processer, 256 mb ram and a bus speed of 100 mhz. I bought a dual 450 mhz processor from e bay with the hope of fitting it and making my mac a little faster. I connected it up and it won't work, the computer will not boot up. I've currently put my original processer back in which is working fine. The dual processer came from a G4 as well. Should this processor work or is it not compatible with my mac?
    Any help wpuold be appreciated, thanks in advance!
    Alex.
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Only G4/450's with a UNI-7 motherboard can take a dual-processor card/upgrade. You can look here: http://powerlogix.com/support/agp_dual_compat/index.html for a downloadable utility that will tell you if you have a UNI-7 or not.......

    I did this same upgrade a while back, except with a DP 500 card, works great and way faster than the single 450
     
  3. G4Alex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link and your help. Turns out my mac is not dual processer compatible which is a bit annoying! :mad:
    Would it be better to up grade my mother board so it is dual compatible or sell on my processer and get a more powerful single processer?
    thanks,
    Alex.
    :)
     
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Well, a UNI-7 mobo would probably cost almost as much as a faster single cpu card (~$200-300). Personally, I would sell both your current machine and the dual cpu you bought, and put those funds together towards a faster machine, like a QS or MDD.
     

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