View Full Version : Panther & Processor Upgrades
10-15-2003, 08:52 AM
I was just looking at the requirements that Apple lists for Panther. One of the last lines on Apple's product page states that "Processor upgrade cards are not supported." Does anybody have any further information about whether Panther will work with processor upgrades seamlessly like 10.2.6 and earlier versions do?
I have upgraded my G4 400 with a Giga 1.2 processor and have over 700M of RAM.
Like many others, I have been eagerly awaiting Panther's release and would be quite upset if it turns out I cannot upgrade.
Phil St. Romain
10-15-2003, 09:05 AM
I don't know the answer to your question, but I think that such a statement from Apple is, minimally, a putting on notice those with processor card upgrades that they've no right to support or reimbursement should Panther not run at all or perform satisfactorily.
10-15-2003, 09:32 AM
Got these two quotes from Macintouch's reader report on Panther:
Please bear in mind that this is the same warning that Apple issued for the Jaguar release more than a year ago. We have been testing the Panther Beta for months with no issues. Also, the GM release has recently been tested against our cards with no issues. We are very excited about Panther and we think that our products provide a good complement to it.
Giga Designs Support
We know of no problems with 10.3. The beta version has been working fine in our lab for months, and the GM version is working well with our boards and other upgrades at one of our distributors.
I would imagine Apple uses this disclosure to release them from any liability, but it is best to ask them directly. From what I have heard these types of disclosure are common with new OS releases.
10-15-2003, 11:01 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about Panther running on upgrade cards, but it may very well be a lot more picky about installing onto machines with them. Such was true of Jaguar. To upgrade from 10.1.5 to 10.2, I had to pull the Sonnet G4 daughtercard from my WallStreet PB and put the old G3/300 stock card in. After I had 10.2 on board, I had no problems subsequent to swapping back to the G4/500.
It did give me reason to say "whew" with regards to having kept rather than sold given away or otherwise disposed of the original daughtercard. So if you have the stock processor, you might want to keep it handy for upgrading purposes.
10-18-2003, 11:00 AM
Apple always makes that statement.
I have a Powerlogix 1GHz processor upgrade in my G4/450/AGP and Panther (betas) have installed and run with no problems.
Craig R. Arko
10-21-2003, 04:30 AM
I'll reopen this thread on Friday the 24th. ;)
Craig R. Arko
10-23-2003, 09:37 AM
10-24-2003, 06:59 AM
I have the Sonnet Encore/ST G4 1.2GHz in my Digital Audio/733 and Panther installed and is working like a charm :)
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