MDD Dual 867 vs Single 1.25

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  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    Just found an single 1.25ghz in my area with adc screen for cheap and wanted to know if this is a worthy upgrade to my dual 867 mdd I bought a little while ago. My dual has 2gb of ram and a 32mb screen card. I don't know which card this one has but its at least 64mb adn ram should be no problem.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    In pure CPU power they are about equal. The dual 867 would score 708 on Geekbench while the 1.25 single would score 705.
     
  3. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So in other words I'm better off keeping my cash
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Depends on how cheap it is! You would only feel a true difference in dual CPU optimized applications. That being said the video card upgrade may make video operations quicker. What does this person want?
     
  5. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Was asking $60 but I think I can get it for less
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    At $60.00 it is still a decent deal. What ACD is included?
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'd buy it gladly for $60, especially with the ADC display included. It's worth that in spare parts if nothing else!

    The single 1.25ghz is a good platform for upgrading to a dual 1ghz, dual 1.25, or even dual 1.42mhz. Your dual 867 has a 133mhz front side bus, while the single 1.25 has the 167mhz front side bus present on most other MDDs.

    I have a 1.25ghz single, and there's a pretty good chance that its days in this configuration are numbered as I also have a dual 1ghz processor card on the way.
     
  8. JohnnyH1012 macrumors member

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    I would go for it, $60 is a pretty good deal. The only thing is that $60 is awfully close to the G5 price range, and that would be quite a deal better if you would want to get one of those instead of a G4.
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    No wonder why it is near G5 territory, it is the final MDD!
     
  10. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I have a quad g5 and a dual 2ghz which I am selling. Got offered from a guy I trade/buy/sell with a set of dual 1.42GHZ processors and he would help upgrade my dual 867 if he has an extra set. May just hold off on buying this machine
     
  11. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    As I mentioned above, the single 1.25 would be a better platform for this upgrade than your dual 867 due to differences in the system bus speed.

    The only caveat is that if you were upgrading from the single 1.25, you would need to source a dual processor heatsink, although these are not difficult to find on Ebay.
     
  12. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Still on the Fence but he would be getting me the heat sink also. He ebays and buys old and new systems.
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you do get the 1.42Ghz MDD CPU, make sure you use the copper heatsink. It'll run very hot or overheat with the aluminum one.
     

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