Mac Mini G4 upgrade to intel

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by onomichijin, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. onomichijin macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I am new to mac and I think I am pretty sure the answer is no but, is it possible to upgrade the processor on a G4 mac mini to an intel based? If so would I need to replace the motherboard as well?
    Thanks
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No. The internals are completely different. Sell the G4 and buy a cheap older Intel mini.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    It is not possible. The only way to get Intell Inside® is to upgrade your Mac to a newer Intell based one.
     
  4. onomichijin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I thought. Oh well. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    The only common pieces are the lid and the IDE optical drive.

    Everything else, including the internal chassis is different.
     

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