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Leandro Morsa Lourenco

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Hello comrades. I'll get a machine, a PowerMac 3.6 PowerPC G4 CPU with (3.2). I wonder if there is any processor upgrade for it. This with 2gb ram and a GeForce GPU 4MX. Can I put a dual-core? Intel, maybe ...

Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,6
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.5.7f1

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX:

Modelo do Grupo de Circuitos Integrados: GeForce4 MX
Tipo: Monitor
Barramento: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 64 MB
Fornecedor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
ID do Dispositivo: 0x0184
ID da Revisão: 0x00a3
Revisão da ROM: 2032
Monitores:
Acer X193W:
Resolução: 1440 x 900 @ 75 Hz
Profundidade: Cor de 32 bits
Core Image: Não Compatível
Monitor Principal: Sim
Espelho: Desligado
On-line: Sim
Quartz Extreme: Compatível
Acer X193W:
Resolução: 1440 x 900 @ 60 Hz
Profundidade: Cor de 32 bits
Core Image: Não Compatível
Espelho: Desligado
On-line: Sim
Quartz Extreme: Compatível


Tks!

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Can I put a dual-core? Intel, maybe ...

Heh, no you can not use Intel CPUs in PPC motherboards.

Use this site to find out what your options are:
http://www.everymac....rds=PowerMac3,6

Probably something like this: http://www.newertech.../maxpower48.php

And a modified Geforce 7800 GS:
http://www.barefeats.com/mutant3a.html

Fun, but definitely not worth it, especially if you live in Brazil.

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Leandro Morsa Lourenco

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So from what I understand, I can put a processor with 1:42? That's it? It has an advertisement in our Ebay (http://produto.merca...super-drive-_JM) that guy is selling de1.25 with a processor, but from what I understand seems to be dual processor? Am I wrong?

and navigating and giving some searches, I found this product here ...
http://www.sonnettec.../encore_st_duet

Work on my PPC?

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No, you can use a dual CPU module as well.
The CPU or CPUs are mounted on their own circuit board that plugs in to the motherboard, like this, look at the photos here:
http://www.xlr8yourm...l_G4_page1.html

Here's more stuff you can do:
http://www.xlr8yourm...systems.html#g4

The Sonnet processor upgrade would work, but it's sold out and they don't make it anymore. Remember you're talking about buying upgrades for an obsolete 8 years old computer.





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