Lowest Geekbench score?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Matt Taylor, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Matt Taylor macrumors newbie

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    My current Mac - an :apple: iMac G4 700mhz - got a Geekbench score of about 400. It's very, very slow.
    Can you get any lower? Beat it. I dare you. ;)
     
  2. iLucas macrumors 6502

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    I thought my score was low! but you have me beat
    My powermac g5 gets around 1500 each time
     
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    I used to own a dual 1.42 MDD and it scored in the low 1200's Thats pure benchmark scores though. My Sawtooth with a 100MHz bus (67MHz slower than the MDD) and a single 1.8 feels about 15-25% faster than my old MDD and on Leopard as well vs. Tiger on the MDD. Keep in mind though that my 1.8GHz is a 7448 vs the 7447 that most are. The MDD would be faster than even a dual 1.8 7447. The 7448 smokes all other G4's but the 7447 (2nd most current G4) is easily trumped by not only the 7448 but also the 7450 and 7455. The 7455 is what is in the all the MDD towers and is the one that always uses L3.

    If you get a dual 1.42 daughter card make sure you also get the copper heat sink needed. The 2 different silver aluminum ones just don't cut it for the dual 1.42. The fatter finned aluminum one is normally found in the dual 867 and dual 1GHz. The thinner finned aluminum one was in single and dual 1.25 models. The copper was only used on the dual 1.42.

    The 7455 is about the hottest running G4 chip ever. My MDD would easily reach 65c in both CPU's after 30+ min of heavy load.
     
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  7. WGoins88 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I put Arctic Silver on my CPUs, and it is running at 51* as I am typing right now. Highest I've seen it was 55* and that was ripping a DVD. But yeah, I certainly know I need the copper heatsink for the 1.42... I may even overclock it to 1.5 or 1.6 like a few people have done already.

    I still have the much more reliable "windtunnel" 400w ACBel power supply.
     
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  9. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    From personal experience I would not overclock the dual 1.42 to 1.5. Too much heat already so why make more for 80MHz?

    Many of the dual 1.25GHz are actually downclocked 1.42's and even some of the guys that have upped them to 1.42 have had issues.
     
  10. funkyuser macrumors newbie

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    muhaha my powerbook G4 geekbench 822


    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/362838
     
  11. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    If only my 7500/132 under 10.0 could run it - then we'd see who was lowest :p (Im betting on it scoring under 100....)
     
  12. jchase2057 macrumors regular

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    464 on the ibook in my sig. thats the first time ive ran geekbench in years. i prefer to base my computer on real world use.
     
  13. sngx1275 macrumors regular

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    PowerMac G4 Digital Audio 533 with 768MB RAM, running Leopard.
     
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