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Tim9724
Sep 12, 2011, 08:30 PM
so i got a power mac g5 i don't know the specs on it but is has only 4 ram ports and one g5 processor instead of two (i hope you know what i mean) i was wondering if i can add another processor or upgrade the current one how much it would cost? where to buy? and how many Ghz would it be thanks.



bizzle
Sep 12, 2011, 08:36 PM
You can't upgrade it without replacing the logic board at the minimum. If it's the eduction model 1.8ghz PowerMac G5 than the CPU is actually soldered to the logic board.

Tim9724
Sep 12, 2011, 10:11 PM
You can't upgrade it without replacing the logic board at the minimum. If it's the eduction model 1.8ghz PowerMac G5 than the CPU is actually soldered to the logic board.

it may be the eduction model because i got it from my media teacher what are my options now that we know this?

Jethryn Freyman
Sep 13, 2011, 12:56 AM
You can't upgrade the processor, and it'd be cheaper to just buy a new dual-CPU Power Mac (check eBay.)

reddrag0n
Sep 13, 2011, 03:31 AM
Depends on if he has the single 1.8 ghz model with the 900 MHz frontside bus, or the crippled 600 MHz frontside bus model.

Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) (1.8 GHz)
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/lovemacs_2167_667548950.jpg

Power Mac G5 Omega (1.6/1.8/Dual 1.8/Dual 2.0 GHz)
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/lovemacs_2167_716185827.jpg

Heavertron
Sep 13, 2011, 11:01 AM
Your thread title said: "...need help fast". What is so time critical about the question you asked?