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The G4 Quicksilver came in 533MHz, 667MHz, 733MHz, 800MHz, 933MHz, And 1.0GHz speeds.

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converting to intel, and 10.5 / 6

Hey,

I bought a g4 quicksilver hoping i could develop iPhone apps on it.

I have just found out i can't use x-code.

I would like to know if there any mother boards and or conversion kits i could get to solve my problem??

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No, check Can I change my powerPC for a Intel processor? for details.

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Actually, not, it contains an answer to the question, as well as details. Now are you going to reverse that downvote or is a good samaritan going to have to?

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Here are Apple's System requirements for 10.5:

Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard requires:

A Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or Power PC G4 (867 MHz or faster) processor

512 MB memory or more

A DVD drive for installation

9 GB of available disk space or more

Some features require a compatible Internet service provider, fees may apply.

Some features require Apple's MobileMe service; fees apply.

10.6 will not install without a Intel processor.

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not even if i was willing to change mother board?

Its not the OS I care about (really) I just wanna run x-code.

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The current 10.6 version of XCODE requires Intel and I know of no upgrade to manage this on your current G4 machine. Sorry but Apple would like you to buy new Intel Mac.

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The cheapest way to get an intel processor is with a Mini Mac, obviously you already have an external monitor.

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I know it's been awhile since the questions was ask, but you can make a "Hackintosh" out of the PowerMac by switching almost all of the parts out. It's a heavy undertaking, but if you're looking for a project, it can be done. Google search "PowerMac Hackintosh", "G4 Hackintosh", "Quicksilver Hackintosh", etc. Also, check out TonyMac's website to see the technical details of making a Hackintosh. http://www.tonymacx86.com

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Building a grounds up 'Hackintosh' is one thing for the fun of it. But, trying to use an old Power Mac G4 system case is not the ideal way as the cooling & RF needs are very different for the newer Intel chips. Besides the cost will be greater than buying a new Mac mini.

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The cheapest option is to replace the motherboard. You could use the motherboard from a macbook, imac, mac pro. You can pick them of from ebay fairly cheaply, and you can buy used ones.

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