Adding another g4 upgrade card to powermac g3 with a g4 upgrade already

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would this be possible?

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Huh?

What are you asking? Please be a little more descriptive.

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My guess...

Is that the question is:

"I put a G4 upgrade card in my G3. Can I add another G4 card and have a dual G4?"

In which case, the answer is:

"No".

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If you are wanting to have du

If you are wanting to have dual processor G4s on your G3, then I'm pretty sure you may be able to. XLR8 made a dual socket ZIF card for the G3 Macs. It allowed you to add 2 g4 processors to your G3. I don't know if I've ever seen one of these. I'm pretty sure it was a real product though, because some XLR8 G4 upgrades at the time had a MPe desination. This supposedly meant that they could be used in a dual setup.

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Re: If you are wanting to have du

Hokusai wrote:

If you are wanting to have dual processor G4s on your G3, then I'm pretty sure you may be able to. XLR8 made a dual socket ZIF card for the G3 Macs.

This:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G4CARDS/XLR8_beigeG4_500MP/BeigeG3_XLR8_G4_500MP.html

Note that the card sold for between $800 and $1300 when new, so... good luck finding one. It also doesn't work with OS X.

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