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Can I connect two Powerbooks to make a Dual-core?


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I've got two Powerbook G4's: A 15" 1.33 GHz, and a 17" 1.67 GHz. Is there any way that I could connect them to make a dual-core Hackintosh. Is this possible, or am I completely out of my mind!
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i dont see how you would connect them both together.. do you mean disassembling them?

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I've got two Powerbook G4's: A 15" 1.33 GHz, and a 17" 1.67 GHz. Is there any way that I could connect them to make a dual-core Hackintosh. Is this possible, or am I completely out of my mind!
The latter. Aside from having the know how and the skill to create a custom bus to bridge the two machines, you'd also need some advanced modifications to the OS to actually run the machine. Even then, it would be a rather dubious benefit to doing so, since for the money you'd spend on the custom fabrication, you could easily buy a dual-core Intel based machine that would run circles around it.

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I don't really want to disassemble them, so I think I'll just use it as some kind of slave computer.
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There is no external bus that would be even close to fast enough to bridge the two logic boards and integrate them as a "dual core" machine as you are proposing.

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