How to:install new processor?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Muskyto3, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Muskyto3 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Ok i have a powermac g4 "gigabit ethernet" i need step by step instructions on how to do this. I opened it up and it looks like i CANT get the heat sink off. please help me PLEASE!
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Uhhh...
    1. Why do you need to install a new proc?
    2. Do you have another G4 proc you bought somewhere?

    :confused:
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    #3
    The upgrade vendor included the instructions in the box. Read them.
     
  4. Windowlicker macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    My only advice here is: calm down and don't do anything before you know what you're doing. As MisterMe already pointed out, if you have a processor upgrade there, read the instructions.
     
  5. mklos macrumors 68000

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    #5
    To get the heatsink off:

    Take a saw and cut a square around the logicboard (aka motherboard) and the whole thing will fall out in your hands! Then just replace it with the new one!

    Simple! :p
     

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