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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

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Can I swap out my whole Mainboard for a better one?

Text:

Hello Mac-Experts!

I have a Powerbook G4 (A1013 [http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook_g4/specs/powerbook_g4_1.0_17.html|link to specs.] ). I already thought about overclocking but the datasheets of the proc. stated that 1GHz is max for this type ([http://www.freescale.com/search?q=mpc7455&btnG=Search+Freescale&client=search_all_results&proxystylesheet=search_style_fe&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&ud=1&output=xml_no_dtd&callback=ss_show&filter=0&getfields=|proc. spec.]). Now my beloved Powerbook started to have issues with the DVI-Port. Resoldering the Port couldnt help....

My Question now is:

When i swap out the Mainboard, is is possible to use a better Mainboard? Like the one from the 1.33, 1.5 or 1.67GHz Model? The Pictures i found a very similar, but are all the Connectors and other Components inside the Case compatible?

BR

Fabian

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Germi ,

Title:

Can I swap out my whole Mainboard for a better one?

Text:

Hello Mac-Experts!

I have a Powerbook G4 (A1013 [http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook_g4/specs/powerbook_g4_1.0_17.html|link to specs.] ). I already thought about overclocking but the datasheets of the proc. stated that 1GHz is max for this type ([http://www.freescale.com/search?q=mpc7455&btnG=Search+Freescale&client=search_all_results&proxystylesheet=search_style_fe&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&ud=1&output=xml_no_dtd&callback=ss_show&filter=0&getfields=|proc. spec.]). Now my beloved Powerbook started to have issues with the DVI-Port. Resoldering the Port couldnt help....

My Question now is:

When i swap out the Mainboard, is is possible to use a better Mainboard? Like the one from the 1.33, 1.5 or 1.67GHz Model? The Pictures i found a very similar, but are all the Connectors and other Components inside the Case compatible?

BR

Fabian

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1-1.67 GHz

Status:

open