help me identify machine g4->dual or not?!

livingfortoday

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The Msp
It's probably a single-processor one, since the heatsink is so small. The MDD Powermac came in the following configurations (according to apple-history.com):

CPU Speed: 2x 867 MHz/1 GHz/1.25 GHz

and the FW800 version
1.0 GHz/2x 1.25/1.42 GHz

So yeah. If it's 1Ghz, it's most likely a single processor one, as I don't see a dual 1Ghz option.

I think $460 may be a bit high for that machine, as a refurb Core Duo Mini won't run ya that much more. Granted, it's not as expandable of a machine, but still.
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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From Mactracker:

PowerMac G4 Mirrored Drive Door, released August 2002:

M8787LL/A = Dual 867MHz (133MHz FSB)
M8689LL/A = Dual 1.0GHz (167MHz FSB)
M8573LL/A = Dual 1.25GHz (167MHz FSB)

PowerMac G4 Mirrored Drive Door FireWire 800, released January 2003

M8839LL/A = Single 1.0GHz (133MHz FSB)
M8840LL/A = Dual 1.25GHz (167MHz FSB)
M8841LL/A = Dual 1.42GHz (167MHz FSB)

So there you have it, there was a dual-1.0GHz PowerMac G4 in the initial MDD version release. Quote from Mactracker:

"dual 1.0GHz and 1.25GHz models shipped with 256MB and 512MB RAM, 80GB and 120GB hard drives, a DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive, and an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card for $2499 and $3299 US, respectively."
 

livingfortoday

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Ah, ok, so I misread that first apple-history.com line, then. That 2x applied to all the speeds, not just the 867. Sorry 'bout that.
 
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