Upgrade PowerPC iMac to Intel processor
I have an early 2005 iMac G5 with a PowerPC processor. Can I replace the logic board and whatever else to upgrade to an Intel processor so that I can use the newer 10.9 OS?
Thanks for the info Dan. I'm having start-up problems, tried all the recommended quick fixes that I found here, but it still won't work. Maybe an Apple tech can fix it.
The power supply looks good, the 1,2 & 3 internal LEDs light up. Not sure about the hard drive. It seems to run OK and the Apple Hardware Test passed. I ran Disk Check and repair from the Install Disc, erased and reloaded the OS and tried many other startup suggestions. I replaced the back-up battery and reset the SMU and the PRAM. It will boot from the Install Disk but will only boot in Safe mode from the HD. Am trying to get a friend to hook up by fire wire to see if it will boot that way. I will take it to a technician if parts need to be replaced. The machine is not used very often and I hope to not have to spend big bucks on a new one.
Is this a good question?