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Was looking at info about the Crescendo/PBPB/G3/466/1M and found a Driver CD in a box copyrighted 2001 when I bought it new in 2005.

 



Sonnet Processor Upgrade Card Software

Read Me Notes
Updated: January 19, 2004

General Information
Notes: For a more thorough explanation of the software components installed by this installer, refer to the ÒLearning About the SoftwareÓ chapter of the installation manual, or choose ÒCustom InstallÓ from the pop-up menu of the installer and click on an information button, designated with an ÒIÓ, on the right side of the Custom Install screen.

If you have altered the name (e.g., added spaces to the file name) of a previously installed version of Crescendoª, Sonnet Processor Upgrade, or Encoreª extension, this installer will not automatically remove the previous version. You must manually remove it from your extensions folder.

¥ This software is not required for the following processor upgrades:
Ð Crescendo/7200 (requires Crescendo/7200 software)
Ð Crescendo/WS
Ð Encore/ST G4
Ð Encore/ST G4 Duet
Ð Encore/ZIF G3
Ð HARMONi G3

¥ New in Version 2.1
- Adds support for 745x processor-based Encore/ZIF G4 (800 MHz and faster) processor upgrade cards In Power Macintosh¨ G3 Blue & White and Power Mac¨ G4 (PCI Graphics) systems.

¥ New in Version 2.0.3
- Adds support for Encore/ZIF G4 700 MHz, 800 MHz and 1.0 GHz processor upgrade cards in Beige Power Macintosh G3 computers.
- Fixes a bug which caused Apple System Profiler to report the incorrect CPU speed for 745x processor-based products.

¥ New in Version 2.0.2
Ð Fixes a bug in which 7410 processor-based Encore/ZIF G4 processor upgrade cards did not work correctly with Virtual PC 4.x when the card is installed in a Beige Power Macintosh G3 system.

¥ New in Version 2.0.1
Ð Adds support for the Crescendo/PCI G4 700 MHz/1M processor upgrade card.
Ð Fixes a bug affecting the video digitizer used in Power Macintosh 75/76/85/8600 series computers (addresses America Online 5.0 and Apple Video Player issues, in particular).
Ð Adds support in Metronomeª to accurately report processor type with Crescendo/PCI G4 800 MHz/1M and Crescendo/PCI G4 700 MHz/1M processor upgrade cards.

¥ New in Version 2.0
Ð Adds support for the Crescendo/PCI G4 800 MHz/1M processor upgrade card.
Ð Adds support for the L3 cache on the Crescendo/PCI G4 800/1M processor upgrade card.
Ð Adds support for the Crescendo/PCI G3 500 MHz/512K processor upgrade card.
Ð Adds L3 cache size/speed display line to Metronome (displayed only when L3 cache present on processor upgrade card).

¥ New in Version 1.4.8
Ð Adds support for the Crescendo/PB G3 466/1M processor upgrade card.
Ð Removes temperature display from Metronome, as temperature readings from new processors could not be reported accurately.

¥ New in Version 1.4.7
Ð Fixes an issue that prevented the installation of the Power Macintosh G3 Firmware Patch during Crescendo/Encore software installation in Power Macintosh G3 Blue & White computers.

¥ New in Version 1.4.6
Ð Replaces ÒSonnet G4 Enabler 9Ó with ÒSonnet Processor Enabler,Ó which is compatible with System 7 through Mac OS¨ 9.1. It is required for G4 AltiVecª support on pre-Blue & White Power Macintosh computers, and improves AltiVec compatibility with some programs, such as Virtual PCª 4.x*. Depending on your software and Macintosh model, Easy Install may add ÒSonnet Processor EnablerÓ to the System Folder.  
Ð Fixes extremely slow performance with Virtual PCª 4 and the Crescendo/NuBus G3 card*. Note: Requires version 4.0.2 of Virtual PCª.

¥ New in Version 1.4.5
Ð Adds support for new Sonnet processor upgrades with Fortissimoª technology (bus-doubling).
Ð Adds system bus speed to Metronomeª display.
Ð Adds support for new processor upgrades with various backside (L2) cache ratios.
Ð Removes unnecessary patches of interrupts and guarded mode for Crescendo/L2 processor upgrades to increase stability and performance with sound and video.
Ð Restores support for original Crescendo/NuBus 604 processor upgrades and Crescendo/PCI G4 processor upgrades.
Ð Eliminates startup crashes when Sonnet extension loads, but no card is found.

¥ New in Version 1.4.4
Ð Removes ÒSonnet G4 Enabler 9Ó from Easy Install option,  because it is not compatible with Mac OS 9.0.4; Sonnet G3 and G4 cards run fine without this enabler. If you are developing AltiVec-enhanced software and need to see AltiVec registers in MacsBug, and you are using Mac OS 9 (not 9.0.4), you can install this enabler using the Custom Install option.
Ð Adds a space to the beginning of ÒSonnet Processor UpgradeÓ extension, enabling this extension to load earlier and to speed the boot process.

¥ New in Version 1.4.3
Ð Fixes Metronome to display correct temperature for processors faster than 400 MHz.
Ð Fixes a slowdown that could occur with Crescendo/NuBus processor upgrades and Mac OS 9.
Ð Unifies installer for Crescendo and Encore processor upgrades.

¥ New in Version 1.4.2
Ð Adds dynamic identification for Crescendo and Encore G3 and G4 processor upgrades.

¥ New in Version 1.4.1
Ð Changes Easy Install to Universal G3/G4 Install.
Ð Adds enhanced Mac OS 9 compatibility for Crescendo/NuBus processor upgrades.
Ð Eliminates occasional startup contention for Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades.

¥ New in Version 1.4
Ð Adds support for Crescendo/NuBus G4 processor upgrades.
Ð Adds support for Encore/ZIF G4 processor upgrades.
Ð Adds compatibility for Crescendo/NuBus cards and Mac OS 9.
Ð Fixes a problem that some Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades had in a Power Macintosh with maximum memory installed.

¥    New in Version 1.3.8
Ð Adds support for Crescendo/PCI G4 processor upgrades for PCI Macs. The Crescendo installer now installs a patch into the NVRAM (nonvolatile RAM) so the computer can boot up with a G4 installed. Crescendo G4 Enabler enables the new AltiVec libraries and MacsBug to use the G4 AltiVec acceleration on Mac OS 9.

¥    New in Version 1.3.7a
Ð Adds support for 500 MHz Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades.

¥    New in Version 1.3.7
Ð Fixes a boot problem with Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades.

¥    New in Version 1.3.6
Ð Fixes an incompatibility with Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades and Mac OS 8.6.

¥    New in Version 1.3.5
Ð Fixes a bug introduced in 1.3.4 that caused Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades to freeze in Power Mac 4400 and StarMax computers.

¥    New in Version 1.3.4
Ð Fixes a boot problem with Crescendo/L2 processor upgrades in Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh computers when the serial port was in use.
Ð New Installer.

¥    New in Version 1.3.3
Ð Adds support for Power Macintosh 4400, StarMax computers.
Ð Fixes a rare problem that caused a freeze when loading the extension before displaying the icon.

¥        New in Version 1.3.2
Ð Changes the installer interface.

¥    New in Version 1.2.8
Ð Adds support for Crescendo/L2 G3 processor upgrades.

¥ New in Version 1.2.7
Ð Adds support for Media 100 in PCI Macs.
Ð Adds support for TruVision Bravado¨, Targa¨ 1000, and Targa 2000 in PCI Macs.
Ð Adds support for Pinnacle Systems    DC20 Video Capture Card in PCI Macs.

¥ New in Version 1.2.5
Ð Adds support for Mac OS 8.5 in NuBus Macs.
Ð Improves support for NuBus video cards in NuBus Macs. Radius¨ and SuperMac¨ software require the Monitors Control Panel under Mac OS 8.x and later. The Monitors Control Panel version 7.5.6 is found in the Apple Extras folder.
Ð Adds support for Media 100 NuBus System in NuBus Macs.
Ð Adds support for Targa 2000 Video NuBus Video Capture Card in NuBus Macs.


¥ Some diagnostics applications, such as Apple Personal Diagnostics and Apple System Profiler, may not report correct CPU speed, bus speed or backside cache size.

¥ For Power Macintosh computers, the Sonnet Metronome utility reports processor type, processor speed, CPU bus speed, system bus speed, Level 1 cache size, L2 cache size/speed, and L3 cache size/speed.

¥ The latest software updates and online support files are available from the Sonnet web site at www.sonnettech.com/support/default.html.

* Virtual PC 4.x is not compatible with Crescendo/NuBus G4 processor upgrade cards.
___________________________________________________________________

Remember to register your software online at http://registration.sonnettech.com to be
informed of future upgrades and product releases.

Sonnet TechnologiesÕ Customer Service hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time.

To Contact Sonnet Customer Service:
Online Support Form
http://supportform.sonnettech.com
Internet
www.sonnettech.com
E-Mail
support@sonnettech.com
Fax
1-949-457-6350
Phone
1-949-472-2772

=================================================================
Copyright © 1998 Sonnet Technologies, Inc. Revised 2004. All Rights Reserved. Sonnet, the Sonnet
logotype, Simply Fast, the Simply Fast logotype, Crescendo, Encore, Fortissimo, HARMONi, and Metronome are trademarks of Sonnet Technologies, Inc. Apple, Macintosh, and Mac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
=================================================================

 

Just thought I'd share, has anyone got info to share on drivers for TEMPO/TANGO etc. boards from Sonnet?

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Could you add a photo of the card you need software for? Please take photos of both sides of the card if possible. If it's too much trouble to uninstall the card, something from google image could suffice.

 

So it is a tempo/tabgo card from sonnet that you need software for correct? Redundant question I know.

 

It's funny that a few months ago I scraped the waybackmachine for sonnet stuff.

 

If you want I can make it all available to you on my private FTP server. Just let me via a PM and I'll give you read access to the whole lot.

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There a couple of online software repositories for any software/driver additions you have discovered. [;)] I'm not having trouble ATM.  Hopefully thermal compound will fix what's ailing my L2 boards.

 

It's the bugfix log/timeline info in the readme that I thought to post. Is sheds light upon the different problems Sonnet faced with combinations of Mac Models, OS, Firmware etc. over time. If there's a readme with an update later than 2004 for their accelerators I'd love to see it.

 

Driver bugfix logs for their other cards would be great content as well. A quick reference thread is what I'm doing here.

 

Haven't looked for my Tempo and TEMPOtrio drivers yet. Reading those logs pre-dating and post-dating the mass of incompatibility that was the TAM/6500/5500 Gazelle generation might be entertaining. What are the dates/revisions of the drivers you've found?

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1 hour ago, Trash80toHP_Mini said:

Haven't looked for my Tempo and TEMPOtrio drivers yet. Reading those logs pre-dating and post-dating the mass of incompatibility that was the TAM/6500/5500 Gazelle generation might be entertaining. What are the dates/revisions of the drivers you've found?

I don't know the dates. If you have a machine nearby you should be able to expand them.

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