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I own a 733. Very happy with my machine, until a friend o' mine came home with his 450 G4, retail PC GeForce 2 MX 400, flashed.
He beat me in every game test we did, RTCW, Quake 3, etc.
Theoretically I should of kicked his ass in every test since i'm faster G4, faster ram and bus, 4X AGP and even i had 128 more megs of ram.
So that droped me to
a) his geforce is very superior to my OEM, SDRAM, GeForce2 MX
b) I have something inside my mac that's not doing it's job properly

I tried the hardware test cd that came with the powermac and showed no problems.
I'm thinking of buying techtool or one of those to do the tests, but i'm OS X only user (no classic in my hd), so i'm kindda reluctant to buy OS 9 software ...

are there any good hardware diagnosis tools for X ?
is there a way in X to do Mips/Flops tests ?

any opinions welcome
thanx

Sarc
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How do you "flash" a PC card?
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[quote]Originally posted by Sarc:
are there any good hardware diagnosis tools for X ?
is there a way in X to do Mips/Flops tests ?

any opinions welcome
thanx

Sarc[/QB]<hr></blockquote>

Is this the Graphite <a href="http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_733.html" target="_blank">http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_733.html</a>
or Quicksilver 733
<a href="http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_733_qs.html" target="_blank">http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/stats/powermac_g4_733_qs.html</a>

?

Here's one good test:

Take a look at acclerate your mac.

<a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/" target="_blank">http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/</a>

They do a good job of benchmarking.

I was looking at the OWC upgrade card review last night and it had a bunch of links to the benchmarking tools that they use.

<a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G4CARDS/OWC_mercury/index2.html" target="_blank">http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/G4CARDS/OWC_mercury/index2.html</a>

Here's one for example:

<a href="http://daugerresearch.com/fractaldemos/altivecfractalcarbon.html" target="_blank">http://daugerresearch.com/fractaldemos/altivecfractalcarbon.html</a>

It's an Altivec-optimized fractal renderer. My cube/450 scores about 1.4 gigaflops.
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It's the QuickSilver G4...
And you flash the Retail GF2MX by putting it in a Windows machine, erase the rom, and load the mac rom.
more info at <a href="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com" target="_blank">www.xlr8yourmac.com</a>
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Thanks AllinOne for the tips.
I got 2.5 Gigaflops wich I think is correct, so next comes lowering the resolutions to all the games to test CPU rather than graphics card.


Thx again

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