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    I ran in to this with my back up Machine, a Beige...

    I ran in to this with my back up Machine, a Beige G3 running a 400 Mhz G3 processor. Saw some really cheap ram at a Big Box retailer and figured I would give it a try. Only have hte memory showed...
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    I am eager to see what the price does when these...

    I am eager to see what the price does when these hit the market. Agree about not buying the first rev of the 970's. Waiting in anticipation.
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    The price would have to drop a lot for this to...

    The price would have to drop a lot for this to make sense to me. I love my B&W, but the lack of AGP graphics and Slower memory bus (like new G4 MDD's have really improved on this) really puts a...
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    Thanks for the info. This is just a fun project...

    Thanks for the info. This is just a fun project that I want to put together for no money. I have 9 GB of storage on an UW Barracuda. Maybe I'll look on Ebay for onother 1 or 2 of those.

    Thanks
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    OK, sorry for muttering earlier This is for my...

    OK, sorry for muttering earlier
    This is for my MP3 Machine I am building to hook up to my stereo. I really like the audio signal my 7500 puts out, and have tested it with High quality MP3's and it...
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    Means I can not use it with my Jack hammer SE -...

    Means I can not use it with my Jack hammer SE - ahh how this SCSI stuff brings back memories.
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    Scrounged a really nice 4 Drive enclosure that...

    Scrounged a really nice 4 Drive enclosure that has 2 Half Height Quantum Atlas 2 Drives in it. The terminator says differential. What does that mean? Any link to Gurus SCSI pages of doom?
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    I think newer PC's can use a higher density...

    I think newer PC's can use a higher density memory. FOr kickc I tried some of the generic $18 after rebate PC-133 SDRAM from my local Best Buy and it was only recognized as 128MB - However I have a...
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    FOr fun, I recently had 3 ATI Rage 128 cards in...

    FOr fun, I recently had 3 ATI Rage 128 cards in my B&W for Flying A-10 Attack! That was fun. Wish there were newer flight sims on the mac for combat. A-10 had one of the most incredible damage...
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    Great info! - I wondered why my PL G4 550 felt...

    Great info! - I wondered why my PL G4 550 felt tighter going into the socket. Wonder if this is why my first PL G4 550 stopped working?

    Still plugging away at 600 Mhz G4 - works good for Final...
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    Your machine should be fast enought to do video,...

    Your machine should be fast enought to do video, the question is how are you going to get the video into your computer. i had problems doing DV capture on my 7500 with a very similar config as you.
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    hey level, Nah, I got mine new from macmall -...

    hey level,

    Nah, I got mine new from macmall - must have been the last one they had!
  13. If you are doing non altivec stuff, and running...

    If you are doing non altivec stuff, and running OS 9, you could get the 800 Mhz G3, but for OS X stuff and Video apps, the 550 is your best bet.
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    You should have to adjust the jumpers to run the...

    You should have to adjust the jumpers to run the processor at the correct speed. If you do not change the jumpers and you put in a faster Zif that has no adjusters, like an OEM Apple or OWC, then...
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    Level, Crucial Memory is not very pricey for...

    Level,

    Crucial Memory is not very pricey for that machine. Probably mid $30's for 256 MB PC133.
    r a while. Seemed to run fine, but I scaled it back to 550 for now. There is a difference...
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    Selling this for $225. Buy it now on ebay using...

    Selling this for $225. Buy it now on ebay using buy it now , and I'll ship for free. I found a PL G4 550 and do not need this 500. G4 Zif installed and ran first try with junper changes.
    ...
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    If your application takes advantage of Altivec, a...

    If your application takes advantage of Altivec, a dual of somesorts will help you out. Recently ran Alti Vec Fractal on a Dual Mirror Doored 1,25 GHZ, and got over 6000 Mega flops. The altivec...
  18. tim, You will notice a performance increase. ...

    tim,

    You will notice a performance increase. I have an ATA100 PCI card (non-raid) and 2 WD SE Drives. A nice improvement.

    Sometimes long for Raid ATA133, but this suits me just fine
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    Just for comparision, I ran altivec Fractal on a...

    Just for comparision, I ran altivec Fractal on a Mirrored Door 1.25 Dual and got just over 6000 Mega flops. Pretty sweet. Also just ran it on an AGP G4 400 and got 1200 megaflops. Just to put out...
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    Level, check out: ...

    Level,

    check out: http://www.powerlogix.com/products2/performance/zif.html

    Notice the difference in the iTunes encoding test. To me this shows the G4 advantage in Altivec Stuff, particularly...
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    I hope to be able to get a Quicksilver soon. ...

    I hope to be able to get a Quicksilver soon. With the G4 550, I have been in OS X a lot more, and am starting to get used to it.

    I need to build a PC though, becuase of my new job supporting...
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    kaye, thanks for the link. I figured the...

    kaye,

    thanks for the link. I figured the memory bandwidth would be less due to the slower bus. I'll check out that other topic.

    THanks
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    To those that have this card, could you post some...

    To those that have this card, could you post some Altivec Fractal Benchmark results and Guagepro Memory Throughput. Like to see how this compares. I just take the time to create the first fractal,...
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    I just came across some benchmark on hte...

    I just came across some benchmark on hte powerlogix website for the 800Mhz G3 zif upgrade.
    http://www.powerlogix.com/products2/performance/zif.html

    The machine they ran this on looks RAM...
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    Like newbie, I have a fairly maxed out G3 and it...

    Like newbie, I have a fairly maxed out G3 and it works well, OS X is bearable, but I still work mostly in 9. I nickle and dimed my machine up to where it is over time, and would not spend a lot out...
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