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Hey,
I have a Power Mac G4 with a 450mhz processor, which i am unable to upgrade to Leopard as it does not meet the minimum specification.
However, i also have a eMac with a 1.2Ghz G4 processor inside it, which is broken .

My question is, would it possible to put the G4 processor from the eMac into the Power Mac and then upgrade the Power Mac to Leopard?
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No. The two are configured very differently. I assume the processor is built into the logic board of the eMac like the G4 laptops are.


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The only way to upgrade the G4 is via a Sonnet, OWC, Powerlogix or similar CPU upgrades, which start from about US$160 for a 1GHz unit.

You may see cheaper ones from time to time on places such as eBay.

Do a Google on running Leopard on G4's not meeting Leopard's specs.
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you would be better off buying a quicksilver g4, and probably can get something above 867mhz for $160......i bought recently a dual 867 mmd for $340 off ebay,,,added a 9800 pro for $123,,, and runs just great... i had a g4 quicksilver 800mhz that i sold because of the leopard thing,,,and it was not even close in speed..the dual cpus and faster ddr memory makes a huge difference

take that back,,, propably cost ya more than $160,,,i quess since leopard, the quicksilvers seem to have gone up in price

http://computers.search.ebay.com/qui...Z1QQsofocusZbs
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OK for you guys in the States - others of us do it tough.

Here in Australia 867DP MDD are still bringing around the $600, 1.25DP about $800 and one of those hens teeth rare birds, the 1.42 DP, asking price is around the $1200 mark.

A 1.4GHz upgrade say at $250 is pretty competitive.
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wow, sounds like apple mdd,s are in short supply in australia...good luck on your cpu upgrade..maybe you can find someone to ship ya one to australia,,though the shipping might be steep/.
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