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I would be inclined to leave it as a single processor. It is a dual core as it is and very few applications can fully make use of the quad cores. Having no memory or hard drive could mean it has cooked its goose. Try it out with some memory, must be Mac compatible and not cheaper PC memory ~ this is the type you need:-

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memor...ory#800-memory

Then pop in a SATA II hard drive and install an operating system and see if it boots. Alas it is necessary to spend some money to see what you have. If all is well and good suggest upping memory to 8GB and investing in an SSD for starters. That model can run Mountain Lion. The earliest operating system it can handle is Leopard version OS X.5.1. Reason for leaving it a single processor? How deep are the pockets:-


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/T869G-Int...#ht_594wt_1165

And to pop in a 3GHz CPU you would need a pair preferably with identical serial numbers.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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