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  1. #1

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    Sep 27, 2008
    Pentium 4 in G3...?
    Hey guys, I have a quick question. I recently acquired an Apple G3 with the power PC processor.. After some research I found the graphical lag is normal due to the slow processor. My question is this...

    I have a Compaq with a Pentium 4 processor and a fried hard drive, and I read that some G3's come with Intel processors, could I replace the Power PC processor with the Intel Pentium 4 from my Compaq?

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Where did you read that some G3s came with an Intel processor? There was (at one time) an add in card that contained an Intel processor that could be placed in certain Macs in order to run Windows. I'm not even sure how long ago that was or even which models it worked with.

    The answer to your question is no. If you want a faster Mac, buy a newer model.


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    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    No way.

    Different sockets, different architecture.

    Any graphical lag with your G3 could just as easily be caused by the slow hard drive and low memory anyway.

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    MacGenius24's Avatar
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    Feb 15, 2008
    PowerBook G4 ,1.67 GHz,120 GB hard disk; Slot-Load SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW
    Sorry There Right... Can't Put A Pentium On A Mac? Buy A Faster System Dude
    G4 1.33 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 60 GB Hard Disk, Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW). Mac OS X 10.5.6
    G3 400 MHz, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM), Mac OS X 10.4.10

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