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milocat Feb 2, 2000 02:29 PM
help me upgrade my powercenter to a G3
I would like to boost the speed and power of my PowerCenterPro 210 with 128MB ram, 4GB scsi, and a 16GB IDE Western Digital connected to a TurboMax card.

right now my PCI slots are all full, with a IXmicro TV card, the ultrawide scsi card that came with my PCP, and a TurboMax IDE card.

i don't have a lot of money to spend. i would like to keep it around $300.

can anyone give me a good recommendation? i have read reports that with some G3 upgrades, you also need to replace the onboard video card with a PCI video card. would this apply to my upgrade attempt?

also, my main interest for a power boost is to allow me to use dreamweaver faster.

Thanks for all your help.
Chris_G Feb 3, 2000 11:52 AM
I also have a PowerCenter Pro 210, and I recently upgraded to a G3 366 ZIF card running on XLR8's excellent CarrierZIF. Upgrading was pretty easy. Other Word Computing ( ) offers G3 ZIFs bundled with this card at reasonable prices... I think about $290 for a G3 350. If you want additional information check out ... its the best place for upgrade information. Hope this helps!

Chito Feb 7, 2000 10:42 AM
Bottom Line is also offering good deals on zif based processor cards. Check them out at
I bought a non zif Railgun card from them about 18 months ago and have never had a bit of trouble with it.
Misha Feb 8, 2000 01:14 PM
The PCP doesn't use a ZIF chip; it can only use one in conjunction with a carrier card, like XLR8's MACh Carrier.
Chris_G Feb 8, 2000 02:39 PM
Exactly... like I said I'm using XLR8's CarrierZIF card with an OEM ZIF chip (I believe PowerLogix also makes a ZIF carrier card called the Z-Force).


[This message has been edited by Chris_G (edited 02-08-2000).]
Chito Feb 13, 2000 07:26 PM
If you haven't upgradede yet take a look at this:
Railgun G3 333Mhz/1MB ZIF With XLR8 Carrier Card
Part Number : RGC3331
Old Price : $339.99
New Price : $319.99*
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