CPU upgrade advise please

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  1. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

    nambuccaheadsau

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    Any suggestions on whether a CPU upgrade will operate best in a 100MHz bus speed Gigabit Ethernet G4 Tower with 2GB RAM or a 133MHz bus speed Quicksilver G4 Tower with 1.5GB RAM?

    Have the choice of two machines to upgrade, which would be fastest with a Mercury Extreme 1.4GHz upgrade?

    Please no suggestions buy a newer Mac as (a) can't afford and (b) used prices here in Australia are unbelievable with resellers asking over $1,000 for a 1.25DP MDD.

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  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    A single CPU is fastest for OS 9, but OS X really does work well with DP upgrades if the machine has a Northbridge new enough to handle them. Even if you have to take a MHz hit.

    If the 133MHz machine is the AGP model, that might be the one to upgrade.
     
  3. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    I put a dual 1.3 ghz processor into my AGP Sawtooth. even with a 100 MHz FSB it really flies with Leopard.

    I would definitely recommend going dual.
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nambuccaheadsau

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    Forget the DP - have a 1.4GHz and seeking advice on which machine would work best with that CPU upgrade please.
     
  5. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    The Quicksilver with its faster bus speed and faster AGP buses.

    Then again, how fast is both machines?
     
  6. nambuccaheadsau thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nambuccaheadsau

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Not a matter of how fast the machines but how deep the pocket lol. My working days is over.
     
  7. nambuccaheadsau thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nambuccaheadsau

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    Thanks for all the advise - have purchased a 1.42DP MDD.
     

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