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Powermac G5 June 2004 logic board?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cheesejrr, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    This Powermac G5 my mother purchased a few months ago (used, obviously) works fine, but I was researching the possibility of upgrading it from powerpc to intel, and I KNOW the processor chip is soldered to the logic board, which costs A LOT. But would it not be possible to simply purchase a (likely used) logic board from a website such as eBay?

    If yes, would anything else be required, or simply a second hand logic board and a new intel processor?

    If no, why? I'm a bit of a computer noob when it comes to complex things such as logic boards.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    adcx64

    #2
    What you are trying to do is not possible, the G5 logic board is built on a totally different architecture than the Intel boards are. You would never be able to socket an Intel processor on the board, and if you could, it could never work!
     

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