G5 from single 1.6 to 1.8 or 2.0?

Apple / Power mac 1.6
March 15, 2010 at 09:11:03
Specs: Windows XP
Can I upgrade single 1.6 to 1.8 or 2.0 in G5?

Thanks


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#1
March 22, 2010 at 02:15:00
I believe the bus speed in the 1.6 model is 800MHz. Theoretically you'd need to get another G5 processor (likely cannibalized from another G5) that ran on the same bus speed in order for it to work, but I don't think any other G5's were made with 800Mhz bus speeds, only the 1.6Ghz.

So the answer is more than likely no. Not unless a third party upgrade was made, which I don't think any were.


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#2
March 22, 2010 at 04:21:20
Thanks for your help. ...Then, can I make it dual 1.6 if I just
add another 1.6 processor?

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#3
March 27, 2010 at 10:52:33
Apple didn't make a dual 1.6Ghz G5. Your logic board will only support one CPU. So basically, if you want to do anything worthwhile you need to upgrade the logic board to one that supports faster CPU or even dual CPU configuration. Maybe look on eBay.

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