intel into a imac g4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ibookman321, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    can you drop an intel chip into a imac g4? i dont have a mac but i was just windering, you see i am use to pc type stuff... so its probably a stupid questan... please be nice!:p;):D

    thanks!
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

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    No, you can not. There are tons of reason why, but it all boils down to the same thing, which is 'No'.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks for the info man!:)
     
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    a104375

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    lol that would be like putting a ppc into a intel mac or a ppc into a windows computer
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Actually not too long ago I saw a forum member here create a thread talking about putting an Intel Mac Mini in, although I forgot how it went.
     
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    g-7

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=224698

    That's pity there seems no way to do it. It would be great to have a decent
    2GHz/2GB Mac mini inside that gorgeous iMac G4 case... Maybe one day
    someone will figure out a way. My iMac is waiting. :)
     
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    AlexisV

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    The chips fit in different sockets for a start,

    The supporting north and south bridge chips are for different processor types, plus there's memoty and bus speed issues as well.

    The whole architecture is different.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    that would be cool! (u can give me your g4 imac if you want!) i dont have a mac but still... I WANT A MACBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(
     
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    MARKETPLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lol
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    credit card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that i applyd for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)
     

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