RE: processor upgrade

Subject: RE: processor upgrade
From: Mario Verandi (
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 03:23:48 EST

Dear all,

I have a powerbook G4 867mhz and an old desktop G4 400mhz.
I was thinking of upgrading the G4 400mhz processor and buy the sonnet
encore G4 800 upgrade card.
The main distributors of the sonnet cards in Germany have told me that they
stopped selling these cards because of a high rate of returned cards,
meaning that they are not very reliable.
I have also been told that (if they work) these cards improve somehow the
speed of processing but never at the same rate as an original processor.
Others told me that there is some sort of connection with the bus speed
(which in the case of the G4 400 is 100 mhz) and that thatīs why these cards
are not recommended.

I wonder if someone on the list have or have had any experience with these
cards. I would like to find out if it is really worth it to upgrade a

Many thanks in advance.
Mario Verandi

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