Question about Encore SONNET /ST G4 1GHZ1MB L3 CACHE (732311002441)
I have a Mac G4 450mhz AGP computer. I had brought a Encore/st G4 1GHz Processor to add some power to the computer. Now, everytime i boot up my computer i get a "you need to shut down and restart your computer " message. Anyone out there heard of this problem before and can help?
What you experienced, with the black vale drop down and directions to restart your computer in 5 different languages.
In the OSX environment this is called a Kernel Panik. Usually this is caused by hardware not communting properly with the processor, mostly external- like firewire hard drives and what not. But internal conflicts result in kernel panics as well. A component on the logic board failing, bad ram, or yes failed processor upgrades. I would consider possibly investing in a MAC MINI. YOu would be abled to use your monitor, keyboard, and mouse-take up 1/4 the footprint, and 1/16 the space. Current ones are Intel based and are literally 6-8 times faster.
It might be time for an upgrade.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
I'm not a Mac expert but I did find your Mac went through 4 design changes. What is the model number of your Mac? This is important because not all models are upgradeable per another website.
Is the CPU on the Power Macintosh G4 upgradable? How is it mounted?
Officially, Apple does not specify that the processor on the Power Macintosh G4 series is upgradable, since Apple has no plans to offer upgrade cards for the machines. However, PCI-based Power Macintosh G4 models have the processor mounted on a ZIF, and AGP-based Power Macintosh G4 models have the processor mounted on a daughtercard with a 300-pin connector.
To determine whether your Power Macintosh G4 is PCI-based or AGP-based please refer to the specifications for the particular model of interest, and to the Technical & Performance Q & A section of this Q & A.
Also in my research I found references that the "firmware" may also need updating. But that may apply to a different situation.
Posted on Oct 17, 2007
The Encore products are auto-configure to their host system. You need to swap the processor cards. And it only supports Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS X Version 10.4 and higher.
The Encore products are auto-configure to their host system. You need to swap the processor cards.
And it only supports Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS X Version 10.4 and higher.
Posted on Oct 14, 2007
Problem seem to like ur processor is ok u may have sone problem with windows... i think after instslling a new processor u did not re install ur window . i suggest to re install ur window first... if it doesnt work then u should changr u r processor... u r motherboard is ok..dont byrry about that... ok i hope u r problem will be solved... best regards & best of luck..
Problem seem to like ur processor is ok u may have sone problem with windows...
i think after instslling a new processor u did not re install ur window .
i suggest to re install ur window first...
if it doesnt work then u should changr u r processor...
u r motherboard is ok..dont byrry about that...
i hope u r problem will be solved...
best regards & best of luck..
Posted on Oct 12, 2007
Is there a 'Safe Mode' you can boot into? It might prove that the processor is ok and that there is a driver problem.
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
Next time it shuts down, as soon as it's finished disconnect the power and open the case, then gently touch the new processor... is it hot? It sounds like an overheating issue to me. The processor fan and heatsink, may not be sufficient to keep the system cool - or they might not be getting enough airflow from the case fans. It's also possible that you forgot to plug the processor fan back into the board, so it's not coming on. If the processor isn't hot, let me know and I'll see what else I can figure out to check. Also, if this heat sink is not the problem, please wait to rate my answer until I have another chance to look at what the problem may be. Thanks and good luck, Dyllan
Posted on Sep 24, 2007
What I would do before proceeding any further is check the specs of your processor. Compair them to what the manufacture of your computer says. If you are running a faster processor than what manufacture recomends you could be doing more harm then good. If you look on the website for your particular computer you will find technical data in the support section. This will give you a idea of what your maximum and minimum processor should be. Speed and cache is very important. Mother boards are designed specifically for a maximum processor speed and cache.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
Are there jumpers on the Motherboard that need to be changed to correlate the clock speeds?
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
If you are having trouble with Newly bought items then return them and demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.
Posted on Sep 21, 2007
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