g5 upgrade maybe?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bokdol, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    ok so now that the dual core g5 have been out for a while. does any one know or think it possible that the dual core proc. can be put into a single proc machine. is it pin compatible. and if not do you think any upgrade company will make a dual core upgrade for all the single core g5's out there?

    the reason i am asking is someone wants to sell me a 1.8 single g5 for 500 dollars. and i am hoping some one will make an upgrade. would be cool.

    thanks for any reply
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    I believe it is not possible to turn a single proc machine into a dual.

    With the dual processor machines there are two separate processor sockets on the motherboard but the single processor machines don't have the second socket.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Jump on it.. as far as i know there are no G5 upgrades but for 500 i mean thats like a a darn good deal... look on ebay, you'll see the PowerMac G4 still go for more then that
     
  4. bokdol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    sorry i think i miss wrote what i meant.

    i figure the dual core machines use only one proc socket.

    if so is it pin compatible with the old sigle proc machines.
     
  5. bokdol thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    yeah i think i will go and get it. but i need to drive to NY to pick it up from my friend. he is too lazy to ship. lol.. but for 500 i think it is worth a trip up there
     

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