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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.com/ultimate-mac-looku...rds=PowerMac3,6

 

Probably something like this: http://www.newertech.com/products/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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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.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-180285950-power-mac-g4-dual-2x-125ghz-2gb-hd-80gb-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.sonnettech.com/product/encore_st_duet

 

Work on my PPC?

 

Hug's

 

Thanks man!

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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.xlr8yourmac.com/G4ZONE/G4_dual_...l_G4_page1.html

 

Here's more stuff you can do:

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/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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