G4 quicksilver cpu in sawtooth?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by supermegatron, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. supermegatron macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2003
    Can I put a quicksilver or gigabit cpu into a sawtooth mac? I understand the difference in bus speed will make it slower, but will the machine work with a cpu from a higher up mac
  2. Norouzi macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    I don't beleive that the processor will work. Certain processors can be swapped between models but only of a similar type. For instance I believe that it's possible to swap the QS 933 and 867 processors since they are the same QS model. However I remember that I tried to swap a 733 processor (from a gigabit machine I believe) with a 933 QS processor once and either the machine did not start up, or the processor did not fit correctly into the socket it was over a year ago while I was working as an apple tech so I don't remember the specifics. Similarly trying to swap single and dual processors does not always work even within the same series.

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