replacing processor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by manglerbmx, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. manglerbmx macrumors newbie

    manglerbmx

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    a friend of mine has a dual 1.25 g4 and somehow someone removed the "jelly" as they put it, aka the heatsink, from one of the processors, thus burning it out. so i've been trying to look around on the internet to find a replacement processor but have not found any. some help would be greatly appreciated...
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

    topgunn

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    Was this someone who was trying to "fix" you computer? As you found out the hard way, a computer should never operate without some sort of thermal compound between the CPU and heatsink.

    Anyway, check out OWC for processor upgrades. Perhaps they have a used dual 1.25 G4 for sales as well if you don't really want to upgrade although I believe the prices would be about the same. Otherwise, checkout eBay. I am sure you could find some folks selling the old 1.25 G4's after they got their new upgrades.
     
  3. manglerbmx thread starter macrumors newbie

    manglerbmx

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    well it wasnt my computer, it was a friends, i am well aware the importance of heat sink. but my friend isnt very computer knowledgable so it bit him in the ass. i tried looking on owc but the didnt have anything and i've been searching ebay as well. i guess i could try and go through apple maybe?
     

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