Should I remove the G4 Processor in the iBook G4 and give it a G5?

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  1. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Tonight, I might have a chance to get a G5 processor from a friend, who wants to dissassemble his iMac G5 and sell it for parts (he's going to buy a 24" iMac C2D). Should I replace the G4 processor in my iBook G4 with a G5?.
    I really want to do this and show off with this (if successful) in the public.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    um different chipsets and motherboards. won't work.
     
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    Is Your Life Insurance Current?

    That's an excellent idea. Make sure your life insurance is current. :D
     
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Not possible.

    Two significantly different chips and chipsets. A G4 logic board cannot be economically retrofitted to take a G5 CPU - it's never been done and probably never will be (although I'd like to see that proven wrong). Plus, the G5 is too hot and power-hungry for laptop use.
     
  5. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    Even if it was possible and you did pull it off, have some eggs nearby so you can cook them on the laptop. I think that there was a reason we never say a Powerbook G5, probably because of the whole heat issue thing.
     
  6. nazmac21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Think about it. It would be so cool if this was successful. I would name it iBook G5.
     
  7. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Why?
     
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  9. nazmac21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't care about the heat, I just want to be successful with this. Maybe I'll be famous if this was successful. In a few minutes, I am going to call my friend and tell him I am going to buy the G5 processor.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    did you not read the posts that said this was physically impossible? :confused:
     
  11. digitdean macrumors member

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    The fact that you're asking if its possible means its not possible.
    Have fun anyway, I suppose.
     
  12. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    You won't succeed, and you won't be famous :]

    It's just not going to happen unless you design your own logic board for the machine, and if you can do that... get a job working for Apple.
     
  13. nazmac21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just talked with my friend and the G5 is on its way:D . I have my tools in the garage and ready to get them when the G5 arrives.
     
  14. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Yes it would, but goodluck. Oh, and the name you suggested is probably fitting.
     
  15. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    I don't think he's read any of the replies....
     
  16. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Perfect. I'm orgasmically excited.








    :confused: ...questions whether 'orgasmically' is a real word...:confused:





    :p ;)
     
  17. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I think he has, he's just blatantly ignoring them. In the 0% chance that this works, it would be pretty cool to say that you own an iBook G5.
     
  18. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Goerge Foreman could sell it for you.

    The iForeman G5:D



    Oh and BTW I hope you didn't need the computer.
     
  19. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    Try it definitely... let us know how every screw goes please!
    and ask for help if needed;) oh... and some pics please
     
  20. janey macrumors 603

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    i love how you're putting a power-hungry desktop processor in a laptop.
     
  21. nazmac21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In the meantime, I'll study more about the iBook G4's motherboard and how to modify it to fit a G5 processor.
     
  22. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    If you do go ahead with your planned upgrade is there any chance you could post a few step-by-step photos, nazmac21? It would be interesting to see how you get on...
     
  23. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Ok:rolleyes:


    Either

    1) Your not the brightest person out there

    2) You think the world's only problem is that people don't try, and that anything can be done if you only try hard enought

    3) You can't read, and can only right

    4) Your lieing, and know this won't happen, possible you don't even have the iBook or G5 chip to do it with
     
  24. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going with #3 as long as you mean "write";) , and of course #1
     
  25. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    1. That would be 'write', not 'right'.

    2. That would be 'lying', not 'lieing'. ;)

    BTW, in his case I think it is No. 1.
     
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