wallstreet cpu in a mainstreet

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  1. racepres macrumors member

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    Probably something that everyone knows but me!!!! Will a wallstreet cpu [w/cache] plug and go into a mainstreet? Is there a place where one can find what fits what?? I have a really nice [physically] mainstreet powerbook, cause it aint fast it hasn't had much use....Maybe a small inexpensive "upgrade" will give it a more useful life... Thanks in advance for your kind assistance, and patience with "we the unknowing"!!
     
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Yes...all variations of the Wallstreet have compatible CPU cards.
     
  3. racepres thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok Cool, Thanks for the quick reply.. while we're at it would you think that the 233 w/ cache would be worthwhile over the non-cache version , or should I be looking for a faster [266, 292,300] unit?? Seems to me that the original 233 imac is not all that much slower than the 333 model, but that aint no powerbook!!
    Thanks again... MV
     
  4. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    L2 cache can make all the difference. If you've got a 233 w/ cache to swap out the cacheless processor, it's a worthwhile swap (the cacheless wallstreet was a crippled machine). I wouldn't bother seeking out a faster processor (266, 292, 300) unless it's a third-party upgrade, for example the Sonnet Crescendo G3 and G4 upgrades.
     
  5. racepres thread starter macrumors member

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    Gotcha! Thank you so much for your expertise... MV
     
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  7. racepres thread starter macrumors member

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    A mainstreet is a wallstreet w/ a 12" monitor [usually] and a 233 processor w/ no cache.... MV
     
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    Not so good...Apple never should have released it. The lack of L2 cache really impacted the performance, and the passive 12" screen was inferior to the other displays. Generally, a nasty blemish on the otherwise awesome Wallstreet series.
     
  10. racepres thread starter macrumors member

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    Well,,,, cache does make a huge difference. Actually at this point it seems an entirely satisfactory web browser, data entry, machine. Not quite as fast as a 1400 w/ a sonnet 466 cpu, but no hassels w/ later software. The 1400c does have a nicer screen, keyboard, and weighs less tho.... MV
     

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