[G4] Single or dual G4 upgrade for QS867?

Hal kastegir at mac.com
Mon Nov 15 11:25:30 PST 2004

In most cases yes. The exception is that some early Sawtooth machines 
that are not dual CPU capable. There's a program that will tell you 
what version you have and whether it'll take a dual CPU card.


On Nov 15, 2004, at 9:56 AM, rich northouse wrote:

> Can you put a dual upgrade into a single cpu machine??
> rich
> On Nov 14, 2004, at 9:56 AM, Jamie Pruden wrote:
>> Hi Hal,
>> With all else being equal, the dual 1.33 will smoke the 1.5 in 
>> Photoshop, iMovie and iDVD.
>> I don't believe that VPC is dual processor aware, however, and many 
>> games aren't either. I guess it's a trade-off.
>> Going forward, you may find that the dual processor will become more 
>> significant as more programs become multiprocessor aware... if it was 
>> my dime, I'd go for the dual.
>> smiles,
>> Jamie
>> On Nov 12, 2004, at 11:12 PM, Hal wrote:
>>> I'm considering upgrading a Quicksilver 867mHz G4. I've been looking 
>>> at OWC's 1.5gHz and also at the various dual CPU options (Giga and 
>>> Sonnet). I prefer an adjustable upgrade, so I can tweak it for 
>>> maximum performance.
>>> Would I see more of an improvement from a dual 1.33 or a single 1.5? 
>>> I'm mostly playing games, some iMovie and iDVD, some light photoshop 
>>> work and VPC.
>>> Any info is appreciated.
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> -Hal

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