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Anyone have any tips about these things?
I'm thinking of keeping my 7300 and then upgrading it with a
G3 366 mhz Zif from my Beige with the XLR8 CarrierZIF MPe-
for G3/G4 Adapter.

Does anyone know if the carrier comes with a heat sink and
clip?, Or is that an extra item that I'll need to buy?

Since I'm upgrading my Beige soon, I may as well pass the chip
on to another machine and make use of it.

Dave :cool:
 

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Well...I just bought this card on eBay a few minutes ago,
I realize that there are some bug reports with the MPe cards
and G4 Zif's with Pro Tools...But I won't be using it for a G4 Zif.

Had this been a MPe SSE design card...Then I might not have
been able to get as cheap as I did. (I paid $23.01 usd)

XLR8 CarrierZIF MPe- for G3/G4 Adapter example link

Dave :cool:

[ December 29, 2003, 10:28 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 

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I have two of the XLR8 cards for my older Macs and they work well. I think the MPe versions allowed for dual processor configurations. I just have the regular card.

One word of warning. I have had no problems adding zif chips that were from upgrade vendors, but the G3 300 zif from my beige G3 would not work on this card. I think that some of the original Apple G3 chips had fixed bus ratios that are not compatible with the slower bus speeds on older Macs.

I don't know if the 366 chip from your beige box will work, but it probably doesn't hurt to try.
 

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I don't know if the 366 chip from your beige box will work, but it probably doesn't hurt to try.
The 366 chip is a Mercury OWC chip (It's an overclocked 350),
Which according to the Daystar site is supported by the carrier.

Glad to see I'm not the only one on ehMac that is taking this
route though, Thanks for your input.

One thing I need to know though,
Did you need to put a heat sink onto the chip?
I have a chance to buy a heat sink with a clip and ground at the
moment and I need to know if I should buy it.

Dave :cool:
 

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You will need the heat sink and clip, unless the adapter already comes with one-I had a few of these new in box but forget if one is included... Thermal paste or new thermal pad for heat sink is also a good idea. Some heat sinks/fans for PC CPU's will also fit, work-you'll just have to check dimensions. The chip won't last long without one. :cool:
The 350 will work at 350, maybe 375 in your 7300. You set the multiplier jumper according to the bus speed-should be 50 for the 7300; you'll have to try different settings-sometimes will only work at 40mhz, or 49 mhz, etc. The Xlr8/Daystar site has all the settings possible in a table on the site.
 

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Thanks HJS,
I've bought a heat sink with a 233 chip thrown in for $10. usd.

Cheers!

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The XLR8 cards are excellent - it was a loss to the Mac community that they closed.

I have all the relevant software and we have I think two carriers left.
The 366 will work fine - might even clock to 400 if it's an IBM chip. :cool:
 
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