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    Question G4 processor upgrade ? (newbie)
    Hi y'all

    I just recieved a G4(Sawtooth AGP) the other day and my roommate just upgraded his G4 (Quicksilver). I was wondering if his processor can fit into my Sawtooth? Is there a way to mod the Quicksilver chip to fit it into the Sawtooth?


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    Acill's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 10, 2003
    San Diego, Ca
    Powermac G5/Powerbook G4/Pegasos 2
    It should just fit right on. They have the same CPU connector.

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    He has a
    Sonnet Beige G4-1GHz ZIF Processor and OEM Apple PowerMac Quicksilver G4 DUAL 800MHz Processor

    in his closet. will both of these work in my sawtooth ?

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    Member Since
    Apr 21, 2004
    San Francisco, California
    15" 2.2Ghz SR MBP
    Both of those should fit nicely on to the CPU connectors since the Dual CPUS are put on one daughter card. A daughter card is the card that fits into your CPU Connector. I find it a whole lot eaiser than the Windows way with ZIF(Zero Insertion Force) Method.

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    Avalon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 25, 2004
    Luxemburg, Europe
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
    If you really have a "Sawtooth"(AGP graphics), the ZIF will not fit. ZIF CPUs only work for "Yikes!" models (G4 PCI graphics). The Quicksilver CPU board should fit.

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