Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me out with this.
I recently purchased an iBook G3 700 MHZ (eBay), to upgrade and mod. I took it all apart, spray painted the panels, then replaced the Hard Drive, upgraded the RAM to 640 MB, installed an Airport card, and loaded Tiger on it.
After putting it all back together (it actually worked), I happened to look at the CPU speed in the Hardware overview and now it reads as a 500 MHZ iBook. Everything runs ok, except for Quicktime movies (very choppy).
I'm 99% sure this was a 700 MHZ model, when I hacked it open. I mean, it has 16 MB of video RAM, which is indicative of only 600-700 MHZ models.
I read around the web and found some information about power PCs throttling back when not being utilized fully. I'm pretty sure that is not what is happening here, since the 500 MHZ display never differs, regardless of what tasks I perform.
What is going on? Did I damage something? Do I need to update some system profiles? Is this just a glitch?
I would appreciate any feedback on the matter...