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Upgrading processor Hi, I had an external cash failure on my motherboard. I replaced the motherboard with a used yet exact same motherboard I found on line with a 350 MHz processor. I wanted to use the 1.3 GHz processor from the original board. I checked and the firmware has already been upgraded, yet the 1.3 GHz processor wont boot. Reinstalled the old mother board and the processor works. Any suggestions on how to get the replacement board to see the processor?

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  • waypoint56 Aug 13, 2008

    I need to add this to my last post. I am upgrading a Power Mac G4, 802 1093A mother board with a 350 MHz processor to a Giga Designs G4, 1.3 GHz processor.

  • waypoint56 Aug 14, 2008

    Unfortunately I found out Giga Designs went out of business and I don't know where to find the jumper settings. I don't think you can get into bios on a Mac like you can on a PC.

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Do not know much about mac but can you change settings on M/board by using jumpers to upgrade bus speed etc or in BIOS

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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    David Aug 14, 2008

    Check your board for small sets of Jumpers also if there is any writing on it saying about reset BIOS
    Try removing M/board battery for 3 to 4 hours this time is sometimes more and sometimes less and should let the BIOS have to reset when you reinsert it. I cannot see MAC M/boards being much different to normal ones


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