Changing Processors???????

shoobridge

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Original poster
Mar 13, 2012
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Hi All,

Quick one for you all, I have an Imac G5 20inch Powerpc, I want to update it to work with current internet features and seem to be at a stand still because it is not intel. Is it possible to update it so it can be an intel? I also want to update it to OS 10.6.8 it is currently OS 10.5

Cheers
 

OliverOSX93

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Jun 26, 2010
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Accrington
Hi All,

Quick one for you all, I have an Imac G5 20inch Powerpc, I want to update it to work with current internet features and seem to be at a stand still because it is not intel. Is it possible to update it so it can be an intel? I also want to update it to OS 10.6.8 it is currently OS 10.5

Cheers
Unfortunately ppc and intel use different sockets. (they could also be soldered in there). It's a round peg in a square hole situation, the intel CPU won't fit.
 

r.j.s

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Mar 7, 2007
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Unfortunately ppc and intel use different sockets. (they could also be soldered in there). It's a round peg in a square hole situation, the intel CPU won't fit.
Not to mention all the other components, RAM, chipset, etc are not compatible either.

You'd have to change every internal component.
 

harcosparky

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Jan 14, 2008
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As others mention, you have to completely gut the insides, and unless you are enamored of the old design, just buy a new iMac.

Heh!

I like the older design better than the current one. More easily user serviceable.

I wish the new one was on the same design line.

I liken changing the hard drive on the new ones to removing a persons tonsils through an opening other than the throat! :eek: :D