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

Possible G3 B&W with Dual Processors?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
evopanop
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hey all,

I'm a long time PC user, just recently bought a base model G3 B&W and I've already bought some upgrades for it (and I haven't even received the computer yet! lol); and, I was wondering if it was at all possible to make a dual processor G3 B&W. I don't have the actual tower yet, so I can't really comment on the internals, but is it like a PC where mostly all internal parts interchangeable with other Macs, etc.? So, basically, could I swap, say, a dual processor mother board from a G4 or G5 into a G3? Just kinda curious... lol.

Don't be too harsh on me, I'm a mac newb. :p lol

Thanks, in advance, everyone.
QUOTE Thanks
the_New_guy

 
the_New_guy's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 07, 2004
Location: delhi.india
Posts: 344
the_New_guy will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MacBook 2.4Ghz Black 4GB;iPod Touch 8GB;iPod mini 4GB silver;Logitech MX1000;

the_New_guy is offline
my be a g4 but, g5 no way.

check out xlr8yourmac.com

Mac OSX is the bomb :bomb:
The Gadget Cast Gadgets.in
QUOTE Thanks
Avalon

 
Avalon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2004
Location: Luxemburg, Europe
Posts: 1,779
Avalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really nice
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB

Avalon is offline
Even with the G4 it depends on which board... The external case design, which started with the B&W G3 and ended with the MDD G4 (the design often is also called "El Capitan") might be more or less the same, but the insides are very different...I'm not sore if the motherboard fixations are the same for all those boards
QUOTE Thanks
evopanop
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_New_guy
my be a g4 but, g5 no way.

check out xlr8yourmac.com
I checked out that website, but I was unable to find anything about putting dual processors into the G3.

Thanks for the information, Avalon. I guess the only option left would be to buy and try... over and over again, lol. I was hoping someone had done it already, but I guess not. Oh well. I suppose I'll just get the PL 1.1GHz, lol.

Thanks for the information, both of you. If anyone else has seen anything like this done before, or has any ideas/comments/opinions, please feel free to continue to post them.

Thanks! :cool:
QUOTE Thanks
Avalon

 
Avalon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2004
Location: Luxemburg, Europe
Posts: 1,779
Avalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really nice
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB

Avalon is offline
You're welcome

Oh, and by the way:

WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!
QUOTE Thanks
Acill

 
Acill's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 10, 2003
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 199
Acill is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Powermac G5/Powerbook G4/Pegasos 2

Acill is offline
You can put a G4 Motherboard into that case. I have a Gigabit Ethernet G4 in my B&W case. The only things you need to change are the front panel board, the power supply, and remove the real port cover. If you dont replace the front panel board you need an older style USB keyboard with a power button on it. Thats wha tI am doing since it looks like I still have the old board in mine.
QUOTE Thanks
evopanop
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acill
You can put a G4 Motherboard into that case. I have a Gigabit Ethernet G4 in my B&W case. The only things you need to change are the front panel board, the power supply, and remove the real port cover. If you dont replace the front panel board you need an older style USB keyboard with a power button on it. Thats wha tI am doing since it looks like I still have the old board in mine.
Awesome, thanks for the info. Now I guess I'll just have to save up some MORE $$ to get a new mobo and cpu's, lol.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« From the creators of iPod? | Problems booting to CD »
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
Performance Monitor - Upgrade Card - Dual vs Single thinkbible Apple Desktops 1 08-13-2004 05:10 AM
dual 1.25 powermac g4....worth it? jonmichael23 Apple Desktops 1 01-26-2004 01:42 AM
single vs dual processors leesa Apple Desktops 1 01-24-2004 04:23 PM
PC Magazine reviews dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 Murlyn Apple Desktops 3 09-19-2003 09:11 PM
Apple pushes back dual G5 ship date Murlyn Apple Rumors and Reports 5 09-02-2003 05:07 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:45 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?