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anyone know what good options i have? i know its zif i am looking for. i don't really get what roll agp plays in this, i just know i don't have it... i'd ideally like to get something used and cheap...
 

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You can get anything from G4/700 MHz 1 MB L2 cards to G4/1 GHz 512k L2 cards; to the smaller G3/500 MHz and G4/500 MHz ZIF cards. Although I'm not sure any of those are cheap in price. Generally speaking though, it's probably not worth spending $400-$500 on a 700 MHz G4 upgrade card in a non-AGP based machine. Especially since AGP-based machines at 400 MHz are selling here on ehMac right now for $600 and have much better performance and upgrade options in both the processor and video fields.
 

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thanks lars! yea, you are right for sure. its not worth spending more than say $75 - $150 on an upgrade card. i guess i will just have to keep an eye on the trading post and see if anyone has something to get rid of... or maybe i should just get rid of the thing and replace it with a faster used system...
 

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or maybe i should just get rid of the thing and replace it with a faster used system...
Agreed. You can probably sell that for $300-$400 depending on specs, and there you got about half the money needed for a used AGP-based "Sawtooth" Power Mac G4. And like I said, AGP-based G4's have a lot of upgrade potenital in them; far more than PCI-only machines, anyway.
 

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For about $234.95 U.S. plus shipping you can upgrade to a

Powerlogix ZIF G3 900
While reasonably priced, you have to ask if you really still want a G3, or if a G4 processor with a bigger cache will suit you better.
 

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damn that place is cheap!
Agreed! G3/450 w/1 MB L2 for $59 US? Wow... cheaper than what anyone would sell them on here for.

Thanks for the link, Dolawren!
 

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Agreed! G3/450 w/1 MB L2 for $59 US? Wow... cheaper than what anyone would sell them on here for.
Yea...I couldn't resist either.
I just bought one to give my Beige a speed bump.

Dave :cool:
 

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Got the G3/450 one? G4 ZIFS are still up there in price, though.
 
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