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josntme Jun 1, 2001 08:16 PM
PM 6500 or 7300
I have both a PM 7300/200 and a 6500/275 and am considering upgrading because the upgrades have come down in cost

Should I upgrade the 6500 with a (Sonnet G3 Banker 300MHz Upgrade w/1024K Backside Cache 2:1) for $169 or the 7300 with a (PowerLogix PowerForce G3/375 PCI with 1MB Cache) for $180?

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MacMonster Jun 2, 2001 01:30 AM
Upgrade the 7300 is more useful, since you can use OS X on a 7300.

bradoesch Jun 2, 2001 01:51 AM
Originally posted by MacMonster:
Upgrade the 7300 is more useful, since you can use OS X on a 7300.
Well, technically yes you can run OS X with that machine. But you need to change some things in Darwin. You can't just pop in the CD and install, right?

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capone Jun 6, 2001 10:09 PM
do the 7300, it is better all around. You may have to change things in darwin depending on the card, and whether the manufacturer supports it.
ddiokno Jun 7, 2001 08:54 PM
My vote would also be with the 7300... it is overall a more expandable box.... 3 PCI slots (for other miscellaneous add ons), and more Ram slots (the more ram you have for X, the better :))....
good luck, ;)

[ 06-07-2001: Message edited by: ddiokno ]
jeromep Jun 7, 2001 09:08 PM
The 7300 I believe is an all SCSI machine, which makes it a much better candidate for upgradeing. Likewise, it has its processor on a daughter card, so any upgrade for it would really be a processor replacement, rather than a processor overlay, I think. I haven't looked it the specs of the 7300 for quite some time.
josntme Jun 7, 2001 09:33 PM
Thanks everyone. 7300 it is. :D
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