power mac g5 need help fast please

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tim9724, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    bizzle

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

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    You can't upgrade the processor, and it'd be cheaper to just buy a new dual-CPU Power Mac (check eBay.)
     
  5. reddrag0n, Sep 13, 2011
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    reddrag0n

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    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)
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    Power Mac G5 Omega (1.6/1.8/Dual 1.8/Dual 2.0 GHz)
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  6. macrumors regular

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    Your thread title said: "...need help fast". What is so time critical about the question you asked?
     

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