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first off this is my first mac ever, my aunt gave it to me when she got a new one a few days ago. 500mhz 64mb RAM. that's all i know about it. i want to just replace whatever is needed to have an intel atom, latest Mac OS, and most ram possible. thanks from a noob lol.
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first off this is my first mac ever, my aunt gave it to me when she got a new one a few days ago. 500mhz 64mb RAM. that's all i know about it. i want to just replace whatever is needed to have an intel atom, latest Mac OS, and most ram possible. thanks from a noob lol.
Welcome...but your first post is a a bad one! We don't discuss installing the Mac OS in non-authorized hardware such as the Intel Atom CPU.

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well i meant xp lol oops
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first off this is my first mac ever, my aunt gave it to me when she got a new one a few days ago. 500mhz 64mb RAM. that's all i know about it. i want to just replace whatever is needed to have an intel atom, latest Mac OS, and most ram possible. thanks from a noob lol.
The CPU is non-upgradeable. Even if it was, the chipset in that machine wouldn't support an Intel processor of any kind, since that machine uses a PowerPC CPU and supporting hardware. You could upgrade the memory and the hard drive, but that's about it. Even then, the benefit would be dubious since you can't run anything newer than OS X 10.4 on it. It simply doesn't meet the minimum requirements for anything newer.

Sounds like a fun toy to play with, but just as with Windows machines, anything that's 10+ years old is mostly worthless unless you're running a museum.

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!
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well i meant xp lol oops
Simply put, you can't run XP on it.

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Simply put, you can't run XP on it.
Yes, you can.
You can run it using Virtual PC.

It will run doggedly slow, but it will run.

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