Re: processor upgrade

Subject: Re: processor upgrade
From: Dominique Bassal (
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 09:01:03 EST


I have upgraded a 233 mHz G3 with a G4 400 mHz Sonnet card a while ago,
and it was a hell: I would crash in audio applications (Nuendo, Cubase,
Max/MSP, Peak, etc.) 10-15 times a day. Now that this computer has been
stripped from its audio drivers and extensions, and relegated to
Internet / Office use, it works fine.


Le 05-03-11, à 03:23, Mario Verandi a écrit :

> Dear all,
> Hello,
> 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
> that´s 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 processor.
> Many thanks in advance.
> Mario Verandi
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Dominique Bassal

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