New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Power Mac - Intel processor upgrade for Powermac G4


Thread Closed

 
Thread Tools
Wman

 
Wman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 151
Wman is on a distinguished road

Wman is offline
Hi. I have a 1ghz powermac g4 (fw 800), or maybe 1.25 ghz dual. But I want to know if I can get a 2.0 ghz dual core processor upgrade (that will work with xp and leopard). I want to upgrade the processor o a least 2 ghz and preferably intel. Where can I get upgrades like these? Also, does dual-core-ness matter much and would an upgrade be worth it?
-thx
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,914
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.10.1, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
You can not use an Intel CPU on any Power PC Mac/Motherboard. Totally different design, even if it were an older Intel CPU.
Wman

 
Wman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 151
Wman is on a distinguished road

Wman is offline
Ok. Where can I simply get a faster processor. I can't buy a new compuer right now
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,319
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is offline
Try OWC at www.macsales.com. Can recommend their after sales service as first class and the sell all leading brands of CPU Upgrades, although think at this stage only Sonnet make a 1.8 upgrade for a FW800.

http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgr...=Show+Upgrades
Wman

 
Wman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 151
Wman is on a distinguished road

Wman is offline
Hey, this says it will work with leopard, does that mean its boot camp/ parallels compatible and will work with xp?
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,319
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is offline
Hey you said you have a FW800 model which is MDD and the upgrade shown is for Quicksilver and older models. No to use XP with those programs requires an Intel machine.
Wman

 
Wman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 151
Wman is on a distinguished road

Wman is offline
Oh , but how does it work with leopard. I thought leopard needed intel, or is it just that bootcampl needs intel?

so can you show me any other upgrades for fw800? I can't find any other than the sonnet.
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,319
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is offline
Read again Sonnet are the only manufacturer and that is that.
Wman

 
Wman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 151
Wman is on a distinguished road

Wman is offline
Oh ok, I thought sonnet was the only manufactere on that sight. Alright. I may have to save up for that, or maybe just a new iMac.
Alexis

 
Alexis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 2,255
Alexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the roughAlexis is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

Alexis is offline
Your current machine will work with Leopard.

It's just Windows that requires an Intel, and the only way to get one is to buy a new machines.

Why not sell your current G4 and put the money towards a 1.6Ghz Core Duo Mac Mini or something?
Wman

 
Wman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posts: 151
Wman is on a distinguished road

Wman is offline
I'm saving up for an iMac and/ or a macbook.

Oh and how much do you think I could get fora g4 (fw 800), two 17" applr crt screens (the kind with the clear back), keyboard, mouse, with adobe cs3, office 08, iwork 05/08, ilife 05/ 08 and a few other nice programs?

Have no fear. Wman is here!...or something...
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,632
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wman View Post
I'm saving up for an iMac and/ or a macbook.

Oh and how much do you think I could get fora g4 (fw 800), two 17" applr crt screens (the kind with the clear back), keyboard, mouse, with adobe cs3, office 08, iwork 05/08, ilife 05/ 08 and a few other nice programs?
I don't know about the G4, but I would definitely sell the software necessary. The only time that actually adds to the value of the machine is when someone is shopping for a machine and has a specific need for that software (unlikely) - meaning, you would need to find just the right buyer. Pack the software up separately and sell it by itself. Sell the G4 with just the items that came with it and a clean install of OS X.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 18,319
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.1

harryb2448 is offline
FW800 bare without software maybe $250.00, a little less if it is only a single processor, about $20 each for the CRT displays, keyboard and mouse should go with the computer and whatever you can for the software as suggested advertised separately.
askclifford

 
Member Since: Jan 20, 2009
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 75
askclifford is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: IMac 21.5'' 3.06ghz, Mac Pro 2.66ghzx4, Powermac G4 1.25ghz, IMac 17'' 1.8ghz

askclifford is offline
If I replaced the motherboard to a powermac g4, could i upgrade to intel?
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,632
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by askclifford View Post
If I replaced the motherboard to a powermac g4, could i upgrade to intel?
Nope. They're proprietary motherboards, not only would it be cost-prohibitive (you'd have to get a Mac Pro motherboard), but it would require extensive modification and fabrication.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

Thread Closed


« Internal disk backup/Dead PowerPC | Backing up 2 macs to a USB HD »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DIY: Trick out your Intel Mini kaidomac Apple Desktops 53 02-17-2007 03:40 AM
Speed of Apple Intel dev systems impress developers jram Apple Rumors and Reports 15 01-12-2006 11:50 PM
Intel Macintosh (MacTel) FAQ. Meyvn Switcher Hangout 8 11-21-2005 02:23 AM
News: Next chip from Intel for laptops kori42 Apple Rumors and Reports 5 09-02-2005 12:05 PM
Interesting read - Intel rman Apple Rumors and Reports 9 08-24-2005 02:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?