Started by dravier, April 26, 2006, 11:30:15 am
Quote from: "brams"Have you tried the 9600 with a G4 CPU card in it?, this might a a wee bit of topic but I'd suggest you try the 9600 with the card of your choice before paying any money or at least get a good return policy.I tried 2 G4 CPU upgrades, a 350mhz PowerLogix and a 400 NewerTech and both where major head aches running on a PowerComputing PowerTower Pro 225 (even with the level 2 cache simm pulled), not a 9600 I realise, but not far off either. Thing ran fine with a PowerLogix 300mhz G3 or a DayStar nPower 400 dual 604e CPU.The PT Pro, corrupted nearly any kind of big file it received via on board AAUI Ethernet with a G4 in it, assuming you could get it to boot which was not often, I could not unstuff most of what I transferred over my network, it sent stuff out OK though. I tried all different kinds of cache enablers with no result. I did eventually end up with a 350mhz G4 cheap of OWC when NewerTech went bust in 2000, that was one of the last ones and apparently the CPU card had a hack on it that patched NV ram at boot time, that worked great.AFAIK Mach5 (Kansas) 9600's are better and have roms programmed to deal with certain attributes of PPC 750 CPU's (speculative processing), Tsunami boards are not and I think that means 9600/233 or less.Sorry to have not answered your question on Rhapsody or the SCSI card to which I really have no idea, I just had such a headache with CPU's and the PT Pro and it cost me quite a bit in restocking fees, I felt I should point it out to you. Your mileage may vary though.