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Custom G4 Accelrator - 1.5ghz + other goodies


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Picked up a custom made G4 accelerator off of eBay. Someone is doing these as a hobby and selling small volumes of accelerators. It's a modded Apple 800mhz board with a 7455 chip soldered on and the required mods to set the clock to 1.5ghz. Paid $150 on eBay, works great. Scores 857 on Geekbench. The system is reading the CPU as a "133mhz" G4 but it's clearly running at full speed when benchmarked. Very happy.  Only minor issue is the new heatsink bumps into the back of the superdrive, so I took out the superdrive. Anyone know of any shorter depth drives that would clear this heatsink? It can't stick out the back of the bracket.

 

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Also picked up an Atto ExpressPCI UL3D, and a Truevision Bravado 1000 video capture card.

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My QS is just about fully built out now with 1.5GB of RAM. Only upgrade left would be replacing the stock GPU.

 

 

 

 

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That someone is a member on here as well... if I only could remember who it was.

I came across his homemade upgrades as well and must they they do look very good.

I have made some like those as well but I am kind of jealous on how the coolers are mounted.

Looks like some custom made bracket to fit something that looks like a Thermaltake Slim or similar aftermarket cooler.

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