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Author Topic: harmoni g3 - cpu upgrade for an imac g3 by sonnet (PLUS FIREWIRE PORT ADDON!)  (Read 3302 times)

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upgrading an imac g3
http://www.sonnettech.com/support/downloads/manuals/harmoni_qsg.pdf
http://www.macworld.com/article/1001464/harmoni.html
http://www.everymac.com/upgrade_cards/sonnettech/harmoni/harmoni_g3_600.html
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/438434-REG/Sonnet_HAFW_G3_600_HARMONi_G3_600_MHz.html
http://www.sonnettech.com/support/kb/kb.php?cat=318&expand=_a1_b295_a2&action=b245




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The HARMONi G3 600 MHz Processor and FireWire Upgrade for iMac from Sonnet is processor upgrade for the first generation iMac computer. The processor replaces the iMac's CPU with a 600 MHz G3 and also adds a 6-Pin FireWire-400 port. This is a great way to breathe new life into your older iMac computer.






other similiar upgrades:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/faq/imac-g3-processor-daughtercard-how-to-upgrade-processor.html
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http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update8.htm

great article on this rare upgrade



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Benchmarks with SpeedRun v.120 show that the born-again G3 600 iMac is right there with newer G3 600's and actually faster than a G3 700 iMac, or a G4 800 iMac LCD!

The Bottom Line
We give 5 Thumbs Up to Sonnets HARMONi G3-600 kit


so basically this upgrade gives the imac g3 233/266/333 fruity models a new lease on life, bringing cpu performance to comparable to that of the Powermac G4 800Mhz MP/Dual
www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/specs/powermac_g4_800_dp_qs.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/1002581/powermacdp.html

they were kind of sneaky to compare the cpu to this machine, because its one of the most underpowered powermac g4's due to its lack of backside cache? i think? or maybe im thinking of the 733mhz model..
anyway  that machine translates to a score of 670 on the primate labs geekbench2 scale, if that is true thats pretty damn good considering the following scores:

209 http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_dv_400_indigo.html

im not sure i believe that it will make an imac g3 as powerful as a g4 dual 800 quicksilver..
but the data provided in that chart seems to say that..

complete article in 3 parts, 8 pages: Updating your early iMac G3
June 25, 2002
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update1.html
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update2.html
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update3.html
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update4.html
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update5.htm
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update6.htm
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update7.htm
http://www.techedgeezine.com/cart_imac_update8.htm
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