- A Wings personality card
- Three sticks of RAM, two of unknown size (probably 640MB; irrelevant since I already have 768MB - I'll test and resell)
- A VRAM SODIMM (presumably irrelevant since I have a PCI Radeon installed; also since it already had an upgraded VRAM stick when I bought it)
- A G4 upgrade, sold as "G4 but otherwise unknown". It has a serial number label starting with XLR8-, so I'm presuming (I think quite reasonably) that it's an XLR8 model. The chip is labeled as XPC7400 RX400PK, so I'm assuming it's an older-model XLR8 (the more recent models advertised on the semi-working website are XPC7410s) running at 400MHz (quicker than my current 333 even without including the effects of AltiVec).
- A 512K (I think) stick of L2 cache (presumably irrelevant, since I think that the XLR8 has its own L2 cache on board?)
Can someone fill me in on the exact procedure for installing the XLR8 module? It's been pulled from a beige G3, so presumably the jumpers are already set correctly? I've read suggestions that a piece of proprietary software needs to be installed prior to installing the CPU - is this correct? Or can I install OS X and then install the software? Or is the software necessary at all?
Are there any common pitfalls made when performing this sort of upgrade that I should try to avoid?
Thanks for all suggestions!