Sawtooth Processor Upgrade

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Does anyone have experience with processor upgrades for the sawtooth? I am looking at upping my proc speed and was wondering wheter i should go with Sonnet's Encore/ST or OtherWorld Computing's Mercury Extreme...

I'm looking for around the 1.0 ghz to 1.2 ghz range...

I'm not looking at price right now, just performance.

Thanks for your input

Jason

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Performance wise there is no

Performance wise there is no real difference between them. Some Sonnet models reuse the old heatsink and then require more work than GigaDesign/PL/OWC. I have a GD 1.2 GHz and it made a huge difference for my G4/400 that prior to that never worked well in X ;D
I have a dual 1.25 at work and I really can not tell the difference between the two speedwise

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I have an OWC in this machine

I have an OWC in this machine. Works fine, just dont buy an already over clocked one (IE: 1.25 tested for 1.4 use). I would stay away from giga right now, until this whole court deal settings between them and power logix. As for sonnet, I cant stand them. They have sold over clocked processors to people in the past without telling them. Anycompany who deceives its customers in this way wont ever get my business.

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A couple of pages at which to look

I have an OWC 800mhz upgrade, it's been fine. For performance, maybe there are some articles here that might, or might not, interest you:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/g4reviews.html

And I assume you checked out OWC's own page on performance comparisons.

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Thanks for your comments....

Thanks for your comments.... they seem to support my previous research.

i had already seen those pages elvis, but they were worth another look...

thanks again