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Firmware for G4 Digital Audio-OK to Use Gigadesigns for Apple CPU?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 30, 2006 07:12PM
So I've got this Apple CPU, a G4 dual 800Mhz, that won't run on my DA tower--the L3 cache doesn't show up, and only one CPU shows up.

I'm wondering if I were to run the Gigadesigns firmware at :

[www.gigadesigns.com]

whether that would enable my tower to run the Apple CPU.

And if I do install the Gigafast firmware, will that me prevent me from reinstalling the 867MHz CPU that I currently have running in there?

Thanks!
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Re: Firmware for G4 Digital Audio-OK to Use Gigadesigns for Apple CPU?
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: December 30, 2006 09:38PM
Short answer - no - it won't.

that firmware enables 7447 processor compatibility... has nothing to do with the 7455s you've got.

Did you go to XLR8 your Mac and see if any soldering needs to be for using a QS processor in a DA?

also - are you sure the Dual 800 processor is good?



OWC Larry
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Re: Firmware for G4 Digital Audio-OK to Use Gigadesigns for Apple CPU?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 31, 2006 11:11AM
Larry-

Thanks for the reply. I've been usimng a QS 867Mhz with no problem at all, so I assumed a QS dual 800Mhz would work. I looked at XLRyourjmac, but not very closely. I'll look again.

Thanks.
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Re: Firmware for G4 Digital Audio-OK to Use Gigadesigns for Apple CPU?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: December 31, 2006 09:34PM
I'm pretty sure the QS needs another 12V on one of the screws that the digital audio doesn't have.



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Re: Firmware for G4 Digital Audio-OK to Use Gigadesigns for Apple CPU?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: December 31, 2006 09:45PM
I've got the 12 volt line, no problem. I just ran an extension from an empty HD power supply jack.

I'm leaning towards returning it.
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