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Old Dec 19th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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Building your own intel mac???

I have searched through the forums and didn't see anything about this, maybe I missed it. Is it possible to build an intel computer and load Leopard on it since the new macs run leopard? Is it just crazy for me to think this is possible? If you guys no anything on this subject that would be awesome! Thanks
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Yes, it is possible.

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Old Dec 19th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #3
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Not suggested for anything requiring stability though; OSx86 boxes are entirely unsupported by Apple, and are prone to stability and driver issues.
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You can also Upgrade a MacMini

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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #5
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Cool. Do you think I could upgrade a MM Core Solo?
**update** Read a bit further in the comments section, and YES you can upgrade the Solo to a 2.16 Duo!

I think I will attempt this upgrade over the holidays
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #6
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can you do it to a Macbook?? Anyone know? I'll have to read up on this...

nope nevermind.... Not possible.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #7
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Yes, it is possible.

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But against the OS X license agreement.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #8
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You reminded me of this web page that I recently read through. I'm just about enough of a nerd tinkerer to give it a try. Just about.
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Cool. Do you think I could upgrade a MM Core Solo?
**update** Read a bit further in the comments section, and YES you can upgrade the Solo to a 2.16 Duo!

I think I will attempt this upgrade over the holidays
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 11:13 AM   #10
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The reason I was asking is I want to build an intel quad core mac basically just for recording and I guess for the nerd sake of it . I put together a wish list on newegg.com and I can build one for about $600 to $700 that is equivalent to about $3000 from apple.com. I want to put it in an imac g3 shell because those are deff the coolest computers in the world. I will put the wish list up here when I can. If you guys think I am totally nuts or if you have seen something like this then let me know.
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