power mac g5 need help fast please

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tim9724, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Tim9724 macrumors member

    May 12, 2011
    so i got a power mac g5 i don't know the specs on it but is has only 4 ram ports and one g5 processor instead of two (i hope you know what i mean) i was wondering if i can add another processor or upgrade the current one how much it would cost? where to buy? and how many Ghz would it be thanks.
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    You can't upgrade it without replacing the logic board at the minimum. If it's the eduction model 1.8ghz PowerMac G5 than the CPU is actually soldered to the logic board.
  3. Tim9724 thread starter macrumors member

    May 12, 2011
    it may be the eduction model because i got it from my media teacher what are my options now that we know this?
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    You can't upgrade the processor, and it'd be cheaper to just buy a new dual-CPU Power Mac (check eBay.)
  5. reddrag0n, Sep 13, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011

    reddrag0n macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2007
    Depends on if he has the single 1.8 ghz model with the 900 MHz frontside bus, or the crippled 600 MHz frontside bus model.

    Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) (1.8 GHz)

    Power Mac G5 Omega (1.6/1.8/Dual 1.8/Dual 2.0 GHz)
  6. Heavertron macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    Your thread title said: "...need help fast". What is so time critical about the question you asked?

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