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gumby5647
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Dec 3, 2005, 11:26 AM
 
Something I'm thinking about down the road.


I only have one computer that I'm crunching with right now....a 600MHz iMac G3 (slot-load)

However, I've think thinking about picking up a old tray olding iMac for use as a dedicated cruncher. I'd want to swap out the CPU for more power. Question is...which upgrade would be better?


the 600MHz G3 (256k L2) Harmoni

or

the 466MHz G4 (1MB L2)
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Dec 3, 2005, 11:51 AM
 
The G4 will always be faster than the G3, irregardless of the clock speed.

I have a G4 Cube 400Mhz and it beats the pants off my iMac Snow G3 500Mhz in crunching.
     
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Dec 4, 2005, 02:58 PM
 
A mac mini.
G4, modern, and energy efficient, plus way more crunch credit per day.
     
   
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