Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2706 from 2006/3/21
From: Lake Arrowhead...
I am looking for this CPU board to fit inside my G4 MDD. I can either offer a dual 1.25ghz board for swap, or buy it :)
Thank you in advance
I found someone who had a single 1.25GHz G4 CPU board for the MDD PowerMac, and traded him one of the several dual 1.42GHz G4 CPU boards I had, then I overclocked the 1.25GHz CPU board to 1.5GHz, with the hopes that my MDD G4 PowerMac would run cooler than the dual G4 version, and run MorphOS a little faster, since the 2nd G4 CPU is not used for anything (yet, wasn't there some talk about trying to use the 2nd CPU for some tasks in a future PPC version of MorphOS?).
Unfortunately, I have not been able to upgrade my MDD G4 PowerMac past MorphOS3.6 or 3.7 I think, so I have not touched it in over 4 years. I'll have to get it out of the closet and see if I can get 3.12 to boot on it, and if it will, tll try to install MorphOS3.12. I like the versatility of the MDD G4 PowerMac case, as it actually has more hdd drive bays, and room for two 5-1/4" optical drives, or one optical DVD-RW, and a ZIP drive, which I have in mine. Makes it easier to "Sneaker-Net" move files between my A1200/060 and the G4 PowerMac, since I don't currently have the A1200/060 connected to the Internet, or my LAN.
Are you planning to overclock the 1.33GHz G4 CPU board, if you find one to put into your MDD G4 PowerMac tower? For mine, it was a really easy removal of one or two components, to bump it up to 1.5GHz, and some other users had even gone as far as 1.67GHz or higher, but it was more complicated, and I didn't want to push my 1.25GHz G4 any harder, so I settled for the 1.5GHz speed jump to match my MacMini, which performs really well running MorphOS, but lacks the ability to use a better graphics card, add other expansion cards, and have so many drive bays for using many old hdd's. Other than shear speed of the G5 PowerMac, or an X5000, which I have no experience with, I think that my 1.5GHz G4 MDD PowerMac is probably the best MorphOS capable system for average use. Plus, I love the way the case opens up for easy access to everything. Writing all of this is making me want to get it out and work on upgrading it to MorphOS3.12.
Good luck finding the CPU board you are looking for, and happy new year!
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.