Can I upgrade my processor from 1.8 to 2 GHz?
Can I upgrade the processor from 1.8 to 2 GHz on my iMac?
While the G5 processors are integrated into the logic board, the early intel core Duos have removable chips that can be upgraded.
The processors in the G5 dual xx is mounted in quick-connectors, but You have to loosen all of the screws that keep the in place, even those place under the "G5" plate. It should be around 10-12 screws with either t10 torx screws, or small phillips screws. It can have one of those two configs, but when first removed, taking out the CPU is a straight forward task.
@mayer: A G5 dual comes in several configurations, so the "xx" simply mean that you replace them with the processor-size ex: G5 dual 1.8, G5 dual 2.0, ... etc.
@mayer: No, that had slipped my eyes. I'll shut my mouth ;-)
By using the scale I normally do! I have upgraded about 6 pc's and 4 mac's using the same scale by using the scale I use! You should be able to upgrade to about 2.25ghz from 1.8 2.2ghz for sure! All I can say is prices on ebay have never been cheaper!