can I use any 68040 chip in a mac ?

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Fri Jul 10 23:42:19 1998

> I came across a performa 636cd, (i know, under 10 yrs by far.) but this
>is a more generic question. It has a 68LC040 processor; I need a straight
>68040 for NetBSD... is it possible to nab one of these from someplace and
>just put it in? besides any clock speed issues & whatnot, are they all the
>same "under the hood" ? or are they all different. I guess this applies to
>several other systems I have, since I'm interested in upgrading other things
>as well. any info appreciated. thanks!

It requires a special accelerator board to change the CPU on a Mac. It's
my guess that at best it wouldn't work, at worst it would fry something.

However, can't you add an FPU to the Performa? I seem to remember that you
can do such things, but...

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