Got a 1.6ghz single core powermac, can I swap the logic board?
I just acquired a Powermac G5 (Single 1.6ghz) from a friend and I'm not quite sure what to do with it. It works perfectly but I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile or possible to put a newer logic board from a newer powermac g5 inside. My budget for this would be about 100 bucks. I do realize this would mean purchasing entirely new ram and possibly a graphics card. Does anyone have any ideas?
Current Specs are as follows:
2003 Powermac G5 1.6ghz single core processor
2x 512mb pc3200 for ram (1gb total)
GeForce FX 5200 AGP graphics card
My suggestions would be: please do not to worry about swapping logic board which is far beyond your aforementioned budget and it's not worth over G5 even if you managed to do such. The best way is to upgrade RAMs that would be enhancing speed boost. If it's working just fine, stay with the same logic board. If you like better graphic performance, it's an awesome idea. You can upgrade faster graphics if you wish to which you can upgrade yourself just opening the housing and replacing the graphics card attached to the logic board. Hope it helps.