Looking for G4 Cube upgrades

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ZacharyFurgeson, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. ZacharyFurgeson macrumors newbie

    ZacharyFurgeson

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    Any ideas where I can find the VRM upgrade and a CPU upgrade for my G4 Cube.
     
  2. weckart macrumors 601

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    eBay or the end of the rainbow. Either way, they aren't plentiful nor cheap. Not all require a VRM upgrade. I have a 1.6GHz card in mine I found from a German seller and that runs fine from the stock VRM since it is a single core. Dual cores would require a custom VRM, though.
     
  3. ZacharyFurgeson thread starter macrumors newbie

    ZacharyFurgeson

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    Are you interested in selling your 1.6 cpu?
     
  4. weckart macrumors 601

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    Not right now. Sorry.
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    There are quite a few that don't need the VRM, as @weckart said.

    I have a Sonnet 800mhz, PowerLogix 1.5ghz, and Sonnet 1.8ghz. All work with the stock VRM, although the 1.6ghz Sonnet and PowerLogix both included base fans(although I didn't install either upgrade myself). The 800mhz Sonnet uses the stock heatsink, and I added a base fan.
     
  6. appleish19 macrumors regular

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    I have two upgrade cubes as well. Both were purchased on eBay. Dual 500 MHz that’s a daily driver with a Geforce 6200 gpu. Another one with a dual 1.8 GHz with custom VRM, base fan and 6200 as well, which is a monster. The dual 500 is plenty fast on tiger.

    Definitely worth it to wait and find something that’s good quality. But then again that’s part of the rush and fun of collecting powerpcs. :D:apple:
     
  7. CooperBox, Apr 28, 2018
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    CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen someone currently selling one with a Sonnet 1.4 GHz, RAM 1.5 G, HDD 320 Go ( 3 partitions), ATI Radeon 9600 DVI, Apple keyboard & Magic mouse, and Apple Display HD DVI.
    It's in Europe though. First I've seen with this spec for well over a year.
     
  8. LightBulbFun macrumors 68000

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    are you sure that it has a Radeon 9600 installed? the PowerMac G4 cube has a 2X AGP slot where as the Radeon 9600 is only AGP4X and 8X compatible so sadly does not work in a G4 cube (as otherwise the Radeon 9600 would of made for a very good Cube card)
     
  9. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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    Good question, and not sure of the answer as I was quoting specs from the ad. I'll try and contact the seller and get confirmation.
     
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    Wow, that's a kind of a unicorn ... and obviously a steaming monster, when I looking at the cooling stuff!
    lovemacs_2513_1877581075.jpeg
     
  13. weckart macrumors 601

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    Looks like exactly the same heatsink I have with my Sonnet ST 1GHz. That CPU has just gone on the fritz recently.
     
  14. swamprock macrumors 6502a

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    I had one of those, purchased new in 2007, and ran it in my Mystic for a while, then a DA. I wish I'd kept it instead of eBaying it 3 years later. They're worth their weight in gold these days...
     
  15. d-oost macrumors 6502a

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    @ZacharyFurgeson Are you still looking for such a card? Mine might become available again. I would ask $200 for it, plus $30 for signed shipping to the US, and take PayPal as the payment option. PM me if you are interested.
     
  16. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    I’d be interested if it’s still available
     
  17. DVeditor macrumors newbie

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    I’d move on this right away if it’s still available. The website it was listed on is down. Hopefully I get some response or will wait for the site to regain functionality. This is for the Encore ST 1.8Ghz that fits Mac Cube. -Zak
     

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