This Old G4 iMac Can Now Run Mountain Lion Thanks To Its New Ivy Bridge Processor [Video]

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Jonathan Berg, aka “Dremel Junkie,” shares our love for the iMac G4. Rather than letting his old G4 waste away in some landfill, he decided to resurrect it by putting an Intel Ivy Bridge processor inside and using some hackery to get it running OS X Mountain Lion.

Even though there’s not much space inside the G4’s base, Jonathan was able to squeeze in a DVD burner, a Core i3 processor, and some other new internal upgrades without compromising the original design. If you’re not afraid of a soldering iron and a Dremel Moto tool, Jonathan made a video explaining how to create your own Ivy Bridge iMac G4 that you can watch below.

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  • hanhothi

    Where are all the “Wow” and “Cool” comments?

  • jikxxi

    A Genius to make a mod, an asshole to make videos…

  • Bob Smogango

    Where are all the “Wow” and “Cool” comments?

    Most would rather just have a new iMac.

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