Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11554 from 2003/5/22
> my test system is a PowerMAC 1.42Ghz Dual CPU MDD(Mirror Drive) F800
Are you sure about MDD? According to Apple the MDD model was only available at 1.25 GHz (single):
The dual 1.42 GHz FW800 model seems to be non-MDD:
Or is Apple's spec listing flawed once more?
> The problem is that you can only really expect an equipped
> ATI 9000 gfxcard with these MDD modells
According to the second link above the PowerMac G4 FW800 was also available with Radeon 9700 as BTO option (That's assuming you don't really mean only the MDD models ;-)
> The 1.8Ghz(Sonnet cpucard) one I got for around 140Euro and similar
> versions sold between 100 and 200Euro so these kind of systems don't
> seem to be that rare.
Just FYI, PowerMac G4 CPU upgrades seem to exist up to 2.0 GHz, made by PowerLogix and Newer Technology:
http://www.newertech.com/products/maxpower48.php (MPC7448, they also had MPC7447A/B ones
I don't know about them being rare or not, though.