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Title:

Is it possible to replace my G4 motherboard and processor with Intel?

Text:

Hi.
 
Is it possible to install an Intel processor (and a motherboard, of course) in my Power Mac G4G4 AGP Graphics?
Is it possible to install an Intel processor (and a motherboard, of course) in my Power Mac G4G4 AGP Graphics?
 
I'm running Linux (Kubuntu) and Mac OS on the computer, but everyday there is a new developper that stops supporting PPC. So, I have two choices:
 
- I can buy a PC or assemble a PC and run Linux easily on it (and have Mac installed on a virtual machine or something simiar)
 
or
 
- I can keep my G4 case and most of its components and install an Intel processor.
 
I prefer the second option, but I would like to know if it is possible and how.

Cihaz:

Power Mac G4 AGP GraphicsM5183
Power Mac G4 AGP GraphicsM5183

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Edit by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

Is it possible to replace my G4 motherboard and processor with Intel?

Text:

Hi.

Is it possible to install an Intel processor (and a motherboard, of course) in my Power Mac G4?

I'm running Linux (Kubuntu) and Mac OS on the computer, but everyday there is a new developper that stops supporting PPC. So, I have two choices:

- I can buy a PC or assemble a PC and run Linux easily on it (and have Mac installed on a virtual machine or something simiar)

or

- I can keep my G4 case and most of its components and install an Intel processor.

I prefer the second option, but I would like to know if it is possible and how.

Cihaz:

Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics

Durum:

open

Accepted Answer:

119272

Original post by: Carlos Canhoto ,

Title:

Is it possible to replace my G4 motherboard and processor with Intel?

Text:

Hi.

Is it possible to install an Intel processor (and a motherboard, of course) in my Power Mac G4?

I'm running Linux (Kubuntu) and Mac OS on the computer, but everyday there is a new developper that stops supporting PPC. So, I have two choices:

- I can buy a PC or assemble a PC and run Linux easily on it (and have Mac installed on a virtual machine or something simiar)

or

- I can keep my G4 case and most of its components and install an Intel processor.

I prefer the second option, but I would like to know if it is possible and how.

Cihaz:

Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics

Durum:

open