7248-132 (43P-132) <-- Is it worth a processor upgrade ??

7248-132 (43P-132) <-- Is it worth a processor upgrade ??

Post by Duane Smit » Thu, 19 Oct 2000 12:21:21



I have heard that there's a processor upgrade for the 43P-132.
Something to take it to 166 MHz (604e) or something.  Anyone out there
have any experiance with that??  Is it worth it?  Any idea what it
costs (I know, I know, go ask a vendor) ??

--Duane

 
 
 

7248-132 (43P-132) <-- Is it worth a processor upgrade ??

Post by Do » Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:03:20


 I've got a 7248, and checked into this awhile back. The consensus is that the
performance increase is much more than the added 34mHz, due to the architecture
difference between the 132 604 and the 604e. However, it's a kit with a "timing
card" to reset the bus speed, as well as the processor. Nobody I found had ever
seen one, IBM discontinued them, and the upgrade is rumored to be in the $1500
range. Much cheaper to buy a 7043-140 or something....
 FWIW, the Feature Code was #4312


>I have heard that there's a processor upgrade for the 43P-132.
>Something to take it to 166 MHz (604e) or something.  Anyone out there
>have any experiance with that??  Is it worth it?  Any idea what it
>costs (I know, I know, go ask a vendor) ??

>--Duane

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