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PowerBook A1106 @ 1.83 GHz only works on Safe Boot

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I bought a A1106 1.5ghz PowerBook for very cheap and decided to follow this guide [https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html|Ultimate Mac Overclocking] and tried from 2 GHz backwards until I managed to get the PowerBook to boot on Safe Mode @ 1.83 GHz.
 
[image|1541069]
 
It has the A7447B CPU meaning it was probably under-clocked to 1.5 GHz?
 
[image|1541073]
 
Anyway the thing is: It only boots on safe mode otherwise it gets stuck on the boot screen and the wheel doesn’t spin.
 
And that’s when it boots at all sometimes it stays on the black screen beeping random codes - one, three, four times - on each boot...
 
Will try a clean install if it doesn't work I guess I'll take it back even further to 1.75ghz…
 
Has anyone successfully overclocked a PowerBook Alu before?
 
No I don't want to use it as primary laptop I just want to play around with the mods for the heck of it - so I'll pass on the lectures about how outdated it is and so on…
 
Hardware upgrades and mods:
 
Maxed RAM to 2 GB
 
Got a 80 GB SSD mSATA to PATA
 
ATIccelerator pushing the GPU 30% above stock
 
PLLs jumped from 9x to 11x = 1.83ghz according to the multipliers sheet
 
vCore jumped from 1.30v to 1.60v
 
Speakers from a 2013 MacBook Pro (bought for $5 so yeah I gave it a shot
 
[image|1541071]
 
Lots and lots of copper shims:
 
Used a few shims with MX4 to bridge the gap between heat sink and GPU that was previously filled with thermal pads
 
Glued shims on MOSFET’s using epoxy glue (1/3) + MX4 (2/3)
 
Glued a few shims on the heat sink itself and used thermal pads to attach shims on the back of the CPU/GPU - don’t know if any of that would really help to keep temps low but I figure it can’t hurt...
 
[image|1541072]
 
=== Update (09/14/2018) ===
 
1.75 GHz won’t boot at all and 1.67 GHz boots on safe mode but gives back grey screen on regular boot.
 
Oh and none would boot the install disk.
 
=== Update (10/21/2018) ===
 
I decided to buy a A1106 logic board @1.67ghz stock and just go with that since this one didn't work well.
 
The reason I'm thinking my overclock failed is because I'm just using tin solder to jump connections that were intended to be done with a resistor - and that might be why it works on Safe Boot but won't boot properly…
 
I am also considering to buy another SSD and put it on the DVD drive to RAID the thing but I can't find a caddy for the PowerBook does that even exist - and if not is there any adapter available that I could use?
 
I would like to point out that with the exception of the SSDs everything else is coming very cheap plus I am enjoying this project - would enjoy more if I could overclock it but anyway… So the thing is I'm not expending that much money on it and it is mostly for fun not to be like some PPC fanboys out there :)

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Modifica di: Carlos Ferrari ,

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PowerBook A1106 @ 1.83 GHz only works on Safe Boot

Testo:

I bought a A1106 1.5ghz PowerBook for very cheap and decided to follow this guide [https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html|Ultimate Mac Overclocking] and tried from 2 GHz backwards until I managed to get the PowerBook to boot on Safe Mode @ 1.83 GHz.
 
[image|1541069]
 
It has the A7447B CPU meaning it was probably under-clocked to 1.5 GHz?
 
[image|1541073]
 
Anyway the thing is: It only boots on safe mode otherwise it gets stuck on the boot screen and the wheel doesn’t spin.
 
And that’s when it boots at all sometimes it stays on the black screen beeping random codes - one, three, four times - on each boot...
 
Will try a clean install if it doesn't work I guess I'll take it back even further to 1.75ghz…
 
Has anyone successfully overclocked a PowerBook Alu before?
 
No I don't want to use it as primary laptop I just want to play around with the mods for the heck of it - so I'll pass on the lectures about how outdated it is and so on…
 
Hardware upgrades and mods:
 
Maxed RAM to 2 GB
 
Got a 80 GB SSD mSATA to PATA
 
ATIccelerator pushing the GPU 30% above stock
 
PLLs jumped from 9x to 11x = 1.83ghz according to the multipliers sheet
 
vCore jumped from 1.30v to 1.60v
 
Speakers from a 2013 MacBook Pro (bought for $5 so yeah I gave it a shot
 
[image|1541071]
 
Lots and lots of copper shims:
 
Used a few shims with MX4 to bridge the gap between heat sink and GPU that was previously filled with thermal pads
 
Glued shims on MOSFET’s using epoxy glue (1/3) + MX4 (2/3)
 
Glued a few shims on the heat sink itself and used thermal pads to attach shims on the back of the CPU/GPU - don’t know if any of that would really help to keep temps low but I figure it can’t hurt...
 
[image|1541072]
 
=== Update (09/14/2018) ===

1.75
1.75 GHz won’t boot at all and 1.67 GHz boots on safe mode but gives back grey screen on regular boot.

1.75
1.75 GHz won’t boot at all and 1.67 GHz boots on safe mode but gives back grey screen on regular boot.
 
Oh and none would boot the install disk.
 
=== Update (10/21/2018) ===
I decided to buy a A1106 logic board @1.67ghz stock and just go with that since this one didn't work well.
 
The reason I'm thinking my overclock failed is because I'm just using tin solder to jump connections that were intended to be done with a resistor - and that might be why it works on Safe Boot but won't boot properly…
 
I am also considering to buy another SSD and put it on the DVD drive to RAID the thing but I can't find a caddy for the PowerBook does that even exist - and if not is there any adapter available that I could use?
 
I would like to point out that with the exception of the SSDs everything else is coming very cheap plus I am enjoying this project - would enjoy more if I could overclock it but anyway… So the thing is I'm not expending that much money on it and it is mostly for fun not to be like some PPC fanboys out there :)

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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz

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Modifica di: Carlos Ferrari ,

Titolo:

PowerBook A1106 @ 1.83 GHz only works on Safe Boot

Testo:

I bought a A1106 1.5ghz PowerBook for very cheap and decided to follow this guide [https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html|Ultimate Mac Overclocking] and tried from 2 GHz backwards until I managed to get the PowerBook to boot on Safe Mode @ 1.83 GHz.
 
[image|1541069]
 
It has the A7447B CPU meaning it was probably under-clocked to 1.5 GHz?
 
[image|1541073]
 
Anyway the thing is: It only boots on safe mode otherwise it gets stuck on the boot screen and the wheel doesn’t spin.
 
And that’s when it boots at all sometimes it stays on the black screen beeping random codes - one, three, four times - on each boot...
 
Will try a clean install if it doesn't work I guess I'll take it back even further to 1.75ghz…
 
Has anyone successfully overclocked a PowerBook Alu before?
 
No I don't want to use it as primary laptop I just want to play around with the mods for the heck of it - so I'll pass on the lectures about how outdated it is and so on…
 
Hardware upgrades and mods:
 
Maxed RAM to 2 GB
 
Got a 80 GB SSD mSATA to PATA
 
ATIccelerator pushing the GPU 30% above stock
 
PLLs jumped from 9x to 11x = 1.83ghz according to the multipliers sheet
 
vCore jumped from 1.30v to 1.60v
 
Speakers from a 2013 MacBook Pro (bought for $5 so yeah I gave it a shot
 
[image|1541071]
 
Lots and lots of copper shims:
 
Used a few shims with MX4 to bridge the gap between heat sink and GPU that was previously filled with thermal pads
 
Glued shims on MOSFET’s using epoxy glue (1/3) + MX4 (2/3)
 
Glued a few shims on the heat sink itself and used thermal pads to attach shims on the back of the CPU/GPU - don’t know if any of that would really help to keep temps low but I figure it can’t hurt...
 
[image|1541072]
 
=== Update (09/14/2018) ===
 
1.75 GHz won’t boot at all and 1.67 GHz boots on safe mode but gives back grey screen on regular boot.
 
Oh and none would boot the install disk.

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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz

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Modifica di: Dan ,

Titolo:

PowerBook A1106 @ 1.83ghz1.83 GHz only works on Safe Boot
PowerBook A1106 @ 1.83ghz1.83 GHz only works on Safe Boot

Testo:

I bought a A1106 1.5ghz PowerBook for very cheap and decided to follow this guide ( https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html )[https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html|Ultimate Mac Overclocking] and tried from 2ghz2 GHz backwards until I managed to get the PowerBook to boot on Safe Mode @ 1.83ghz1.83 GHz.
I bought a A1106 1.5ghz PowerBook for very cheap and decided to follow this guide ( https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html )[https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html|Ultimate Mac Overclocking] and tried from 2ghz2 GHz backwards until I managed to get the PowerBook to boot on Safe Mode @ 1.83ghz1.83 GHz.
 
[image|1541069]
 
It has the A7447B CPU meaning it was probably underclockedunder-clocked to 1.5ghz1.5 GHz?
It has the A7447B CPU meaning it was probably underclockedunder-clocked to 1.5ghz1.5 GHz?
 
[image|1541073]
 
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Anyway
Anyway the thing is: itIt only boots on safe mode otherwise it gets stuck on the boot screen and the wheel doesn’t spin.
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Anyway
Anyway the thing is: itIt only boots on safe mode otherwise it gets stuck on the boot screen and the wheel doesn’t spin.
 
And that’s when it boots at all sometimes it stays on the black screen beeping random codes - one, three, four times - on each boot...
 
Will try a clean install if it doesn't work I guess I'll take it back even further to 1.75ghz…
 
Has anyone successfully overclocked a PowerBook Alu before?
 
No I don't want to use it as primary laptop I just want to play around with the mods for the heck of it - so I'll pass on the lectures about how outdated it is and so on…
 
Hardware upgrades and mods:
 
Maxed RAM to 2gb2 GB
Maxed RAM to 2gb2 GB
 
Got a 80gb80 GB SSD microSATAmSATA to PATA
Got a 80gb80 GB SSD microSATAmSATA to PATA
 
ATIccelerator pushing the GPU 30% above stock
 
PLLs jumped from 9x to 11x = 1.83ghz according to the multipliers sheet
 
vCore jumped from 1.30v to 1.60v
 
Speakers from a 2013 MacBook Pro (bought for $5 so yeah I gave it a shot)shot
Speakers from a 2013 MacBook Pro (bought for $5 so yeah I gave it a shot)shot
 
[image|1541071]
 
Lots and lots of copper shinsshims:
Lots and lots of copper shinsshims:
 
Used a few shinsshims with MX4 to bridge the gap between heat sink and GPU that was previously filled with thermal pads
Used a few shinsshims with MX4 to bridge the gap between heat sink and GPU that was previously filled with thermal pads
 
Glued shinsshims on MOSFETSMOSFET’s using epoxy glue (1/3) + MX4 (2/3)
Glued shinsshims on MOSFETSMOSFET’s using epoxy glue (1/3) + MX4 (2/3)
 
Glued a few shinsshims on the heat sink itself and used thermal pads to attach shinsshims on the back of the CPU/GPU - don’t know if any of that would really help to keep temps low but I figure it can’t hurt...
Glued a few shinsshims on the heat sink itself and used thermal pads to attach shinsshims on the back of the CPU/GPU - don’t know if any of that would really help to keep temps low but I figure it can’t hurt...
 
[image|1541072]

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Post originale di: Carlos Ferrari ,

Titolo:

PowerBook A1106 @ 1.83ghz only works on Safe Boot

Testo:

I bought a A1106 1.5ghz PowerBook for very cheap and decided to follow this guide  ( https://www.overclock.net/forum/251-mac/1445164-ultimate-mac-overclocking.html ) and tried from 2ghz backwards until I managed to get the PowerBook to boot on Safe Mode @ 1.83ghz.

[image|1541069]

It has the A7447B CPU meaning it was probably underclocked to 1.5ghz?

[image|1541073]

[br]

Anyway the thing is: it only boots on safe mode otherwise it gets stuck on the boot screen and the wheel doesn’t spin.

And that’s when it boots at all sometimes it stays on the black screen beeping random codes - one, three, four times - on each boot...

Will try a clean install if it doesn't work I guess I'll take it back even further to 1.75ghz…

Has anyone successfully overclocked a PowerBook Alu before?

No I don't want to use it as primary laptop I just want to play around with the mods for the heck of it - so I'll pass on the lectures about how outdated it is and so on…

Hardware upgrades and mods:

Maxed RAM to 2gb

Got a 80gb SSD microSATA to PATA

ATIccelerator pushing the GPU 30% above stock

PLLs jumped from 9x to 11x = 1.83ghz according to the multipliers sheet

vCore jumped from 1.30v to 1.60v

Speakers from a 2013 MacBook Pro (bought for $5 so yeah I gave it a shot)

[image|1541071]

Lots and lots of copper shins:

Used a few shins with MX4 to bridge the gap between heat sink and GPU that was previously filled with thermal pads

Glued shins on MOSFETS using epoxy glue (1/3) + MX4 (2/3)

Glued a few shins on the heat sink itself and used thermal pads to attach shins on the back of the CPU/GPU - don’t know if any of that would really help to keep temps low but I figure it can’t hurt...

[image|1541072]

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PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.5-1.67 GHz

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