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Old Jan 5, 2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Swapping Processors

Hello I am new here and new to mac's so please excuse my ignorance.I was recently given 2 Powermac G5's,one of them works but the case itself looks like it was dropped out of a window,it is a 2.0DP and the second is a 1.8DP that isn't working but the case is nearly perfect.Would there be an issue with swapping the 2.0 into the 1.8? Thanks in advance for any help given!
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 09:52 AM   #2
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Cases are identical, so swap them between 1.8 and 2.0 You need to transfer PSU, logic board with CPUs, graphics, HDD and optical drive. You'll need 9 inch long hex wrench, 2.5 mm diameter and philips screwdriver. Get yourself service manual - whole thing will be easy and shouldn't take more than 1 hour of your life (for the first time, second time it shouldn't be more than 30 mins).
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