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New Sonnet Processor Upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Lurk, Jul 20, 2002.

  1. Lurk

    Lurk Peasant and Donator

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    So, it looks like I can finally buy a processor upgrade for my G4 tower...

    www.sonnettech.com

    The question is, is it worth $700 to upgrade to 1 GHz?
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    :eek: no!
     
  3. Strader

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    It would be better to just sell your comp and get a new machine when they start using DDR. $700 for a chip?? No thanks. PC chips sell for $100-330 Canadian usually. ($65-214 US)
     
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    *sigh* Apple really needs to get with it...
     
  5. Elbereth

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    I kind of like the 800 MHz version. It's cheaper, but since it has the 2MB level 3 cache, it will be faster than the current iMac line up. That is enough, along with a video card upgrade, to keep the computer viable for a couple of more years (I hope).
     
  6. cowofwar

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    I bought my P4 1.6 for $220
     
  7. Lurk

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    :rolleyes:

    See this is what is killing Apple. How can the Wintel side market a 1.6 gig P4 for $220, but a 1 gig G4 costs me three times as much?
     
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    That's canadian too.
     
  9. Jakeman

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    $136 USD on pricewatch
     
  10. Strader

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    Greater volume for one. Lower prices would be very helpful. Lots of people who cannot afford a new machine would upgrade rather than wait or switch to PC.
     

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