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Can iBooks take intel processors?
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bg2010
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Jan 13, 2007, 05:06 PM
 
I recently got a hand-me-down iBook from my brother grant.
Its processor is 800mhz, and it has a dysfunctional cd drive. I still love it.
Can I send it to the local mac repair shop and pay to have an intel processor put it? or does the socket on the motherboard not support intel and only ppc?
     
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Jan 13, 2007, 05:27 PM
 
No. Not only do the CPUs use totally different sockets and busses, your iBook doesn't even have a CPU socket. The CPU is soldered to the logic board.
     
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Jan 13, 2007, 05:47 PM
 
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Jan 13, 2007, 05:55 PM
 
sorry bro. two totally different machines.
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 01:24 PM
 
i got a quote to get a whole new logic board, and itll only cost me 200-300 dollars
ill be the proud holder of a 512mb ram 1.63ghz core duo processor with 100gb of hd space
so basically i paid a guy to put a macbooks guts into an ibook.
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 02:29 PM
 
let me be the first to call BS. I don't even know where to start.
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 02:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by bg2010 View Post
i got a quote to get a whole new logic board, and itll only cost me 200-300 dollars
ill be the proud holder of a 512mb ram 1.63ghz core duo processor with 100gb of hd space
so basically i paid a guy to put a macbooks guts into an ibook.

Time to get the old boots and waders out cuz the **** is sure gettin deep in here
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 03:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by bg2010 View Post
i got a quote to get a whole new logic board, and itll only cost me 200-300 dollars
ill be the proud holder of a 512mb ram 1.63ghz core duo processor with 100gb of hd space
so basically i paid a guy to put a macbooks guts into an ibook.
You got a freak with a Dremel cutting tool, a soldering iron, a hammer and duct tape to "upgrade" your iBook?

Run away!
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 04:36 PM
 
There's no way that the deal you found is legit. Even if you did buy a motherboard with an Intel CPU, it would never fit in your iBook/work at all. If I were you, I'd just appreciate your iBook for what it is: a capable, though not entirely speedy, machine.

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Jan 14, 2007, 09:33 PM
 
The two machines are almost as different as Macs and PC's themselves, well, in hardware anyway.

( Last edited by Sub; Jan 25, 2007 at 06:40 PM. )
     
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Jan 16, 2007, 09:29 AM
 
The deal sounds sketchy to me as well. Just keep the iBook the way it is...the only upgrade I would do is more RAM, POSSIBLY a new hd if you want.


Good luck!

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Jan 16, 2007, 07:58 PM
 
I'm sold! Give me his number, I wanna see if he can down-grade my MacBook to a Tandy 100!
     
   
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