Thread: Upgrade G5 to Pro?
04-07-2011, 04:02 PM #1
Upgrade G5 to Pro?
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Can I put a motherboard and cpu for a pro in a g5?
04-07-2011, 04:39 PM #2
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possibly, but you would have to upgrade everything else as well potentially
You would first need to make sure the power supply in both machines is compatible
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04-07-2011, 04:43 PM #3
Even if it could be done...it would be very very expensive. You're just not going to find a working motherboard & cpu for a Mac Pro....and if you did, it would be expensive. I don't think that I can remember ever seeing one (e-Bay or Craig's List).
The deal is...if a Mac Pro is not working (and not worth repairing)...it's most likely one of the more/most expensive parts has gone bad...like the motherboard. So what you're more likely to see available for sale are either non-working Mac Pro's (rarely)...or a stripped Mac Pro case...but unlikely a working Mac Pro motherboard that is a reasonable enough price for this sort of project.
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