Member Since: May 20, 2008
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
12-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Originally Posted by chriswarren214
I wanted to add an intel board to my powerbook so that I could do more with it. oh well, so much for that idea. I wanted to install Leopard on it, but without a faster processor I can't do it.
Of course everyone would like to add an Intel cpu to their old Powerbook G4 for $30 bucks...but it just doesn't work that way!
As I mentioned...ALL Powerbook G4's have a soldered & integrated cpu (they are NOT removable or replaceable).
And even if this was possible to remove & replace the cpu on a Powerbook G4 logic board (which it isn't)...there's no way you would be able to replace a G4 cpu with an Intel cpu. They are TOTALLY different "animals"...probably wouldn't even be the same "form-factor" or number of pins.
p.s. By the way (just for fun).
You mentioned earlier in this thread...
"Intel boards, especially the older ones have had CPUs that you could replace as they go bad due to overheating."
Can you please show me an example of this? Since again...I reviewed the early Intel MacBook specs...and all of these logic boards have a "soldered & integrated" cpu...which is NOT removable or replaceable (at least not by your average DIY home computer user).
Like I said...please show me this just for fun. If this is possible...I want to know about it!
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