Will it be possible to add a processor to the 1.8G5?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by onlydroops, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2003
    I'm wondeirng if I'll be able to add a second processor to the 1.8 sometime in the future. I can't afford the DP 2.0.... so I'm wondering if down the road I can just pop in another processor.

    Anyone know?
  2. macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2003
    San Antonio, Texas
    i dont think so chief. you'd prob have to do some serious soldering. where i work at we have the 1.8 and its plenty fast so I dont think you should be really worried about adding another processor. Not to mention you would have to add another fan if you were able to.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2003
    more curious than serious, good to know. i forgot about the fans and such.

    just from looking at the design it looks so simple to just slide in another g5 processor.
  4. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    it really is a good question? with the g4 towers is was allways taken for granted you could upgrade but with the new g5 machines it might end up being like the darn imac where what you buy is what you buy.
  5. macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Looking at the 1.8 G5 motherboard, its impossible. For day to day use, you won't notice a difference between a single and dual G5, only when you start getting into video encoding and such do you really see a difference.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I don't think its fair however. They should allow the option while ordering online IHMO.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    Don't think what is fair? The fact that you can't plop another processor into a computer? Have you ever built a comptuer before????


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