Can an iBook G4 1GHz motherboard replace the 800 MHz?

I it possible to effectively update a 12" iBook 800 MHz motherboard with a 1 or 1.2 GHz motherboard? Is it worth it just to run Leopard?

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Running leopard can be done without an actual 867Mhz CPU, and the extra 200-400Mhz from that motherboard wouldn't make it much faster. If you want to trick the installer into thinking it is a faster computer, here is a good guide (Note, you will need at least 512MB of RAM, or you can expect a really, REALLY slow computer.)

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Back to the original question, I'm curious if physically the logic boards can be swapped.

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I can't answer my original question, but the answer by Chris Green was exceptionally helpful. I followed the instructions at the website he linked me to and the installation for Leopard on my 800 MHz iBook worked like a charm. Thanks Mr. Green.

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Don Killebrew will be eternally grateful.
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