Leopard on a 1.8Ghz Quicksilver, Won't install HELP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sawtoothdude, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Sawtoothdude macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2006
    I have a Quicksilver, 733 with a 1.8Ghz Gigadesgins upgrade processor, It has 120GB Harddrive, Firewire 1.25GB of RAM and meets ALL thge requirements, however.

    Gigadesigns used to newer revision of g4 chips that required firmware and some .kext called the Gigameter.

    Well when i boot up Leopard install it says it can't be installed so i go to System profiler. It reads it as a "467Mhz PowerPC60?"

    However when Tiger is running and the .kext is installed the processor is read properly.

    Is there any way around this, or a way to get the Leopard install disc to read this .Kext, or trick the firmware to read the 1.8Ghz speed?

    Please let me know.
  2. iamnotmad macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2001
    I have nearly the same config (original QS was a dual 800) now with gigadesigns dual 1.8. Leopard install ready as 467mhz.

    I just tested changed the clock multiplier on the giga card to 13x (1.73ghz) instead of 13.5x (1.8) and the leopard installer read it correctly, and allows an install!

    Once installed going back to 1.8 should be fine.

    Good luck!

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