Powermac G5 June 2004 logic board?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cheesejrr, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. cheesejrr macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    This Powermac G5 my mother purchased a few months ago (used, obviously) works fine, but I was researching the possibility of upgrading it from powerpc to intel, and I KNOW the processor chip is soldered to the logic board, which costs A LOT. But would it not be possible to simply purchase a (likely used) logic board from a website such as eBay?

    If yes, would anything else be required, or simply a second hand logic board and a new intel processor?

    If no, why? I'm a bit of a computer noob when it comes to complex things such as logic boards.
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    What you are trying to do is not possible, the G5 logic board is built on a totally different architecture than the Intel boards are. You would never be able to socket an Intel processor on the board, and if you could, it could never work!

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