Quicksilver CPU in Sawtooth

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by doucy2, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    ok i have a extra 733mhz quicksilver processor over clocked at 800mhz
    can i use it in my sawtooth

    any help is good
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    I think the physical shape is different then the sawtooths daughtercard. Someone correct me here if wrong. I dont think the holes line up.
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    i think they're pin-compatible, but the quicksilvers used a 133mhz bus as opposed to the 100mhz in the sawtooth. a processor that ran at 733mhz (ignoring the overclocking) in a qs should run at about 550mhz, i think.
    btw, Dont Hurt Me, you forgot an "r" in Farcry in your sig. :)
  4. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    It will physically fit. I think you have to cut the heatsink a little, and you have to run a wire to the fourth lug with +12 on it. Search the net, I read a couple of articles about doing that. It's definitely been done and definitely will work, but it's not a simple plug-in. The CPU will run at (800*(100/133)) MHz.
  5. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    cool thx for the info
    i will def do a lot more reaserch on it and try to work it out

    i love the MR feedback

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