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Mike, Mac Medic
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Year 2000 apple powermac g4 cube, upgraded cpu to power

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year 2000 apple powermac g4 cube, upgraded cpu to power logix 1.3 / 7457 chip& VRM BYPASS, used from 2005 until 2009 packed away until now. Cube now not functioning, replaced HD with new 120 GB SSD, had a company install Tiger OSX 10.4.11 on SSD, tried cube its unstable, sent to company, found unit running hot cooled with external fan helped but later failed 100%. Company is only installing OSX 10.4.11 !
Directions with PowerLogix CPU upgrade states something about firmware for PL card being installed before OSX or PL CPU will not work ??? PL upgrade kit came with a CD or DVD of installation video, possibly is there firmware on CD ? and is OS9 required for firmware before OSX ? Asked long time Mac shop 35 yrs thats doing work if OS9 and firmware is necessary mentioned CD DVD , I think i was told they have all they need and only OSX 10.4.11 Tiger is needed. Help, im in way over my head ! and PowerLogix no longer exist, Cube was only produced for 1 year, maybe shop is not familiar with Cube and 2 operating systems, VRM BYPASS feature involved with upgrade. who knows?
Mark Espina(###) ###-####**@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

Actually the company that will be able to help you is OWC AKA MacSales they do all that stuff see here:

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mike, kinda expecting an answer to my enquire not a reference to OWC , i have dealt with them much in fact purchased PL upgrade CPU from them but can not get help from them or anyone else now
PoweLogix is long gone out of existance.
I dont feel that i should pay $30 for a referral to OTHER WORLD COMPUTERS, so how do i get a legit answer or refund ? CONTACT PAYPAL ? Thx, Mark
Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

OK I am old enough to remember those but I would not have any of that info or software I was just trying to steer you to people who can help you.. They could not help you? I am surprised at that ok. I will opt out.

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

You can still get the CPU Director which as I recall is the software that ran the upgrades here: