PowerPC :: Dual 2.0GHz G5 As A Server?

Aug 16, 2006

I listed my Dual 2GHz G5 on ebay and hope to sell it. In the event I can't, would it make a good server if I throw Mac OS X Server on it? Would a server be of any benefit since my network consists of my Mac Pro, Mac Book,a nd Xbox 360?

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PowerPC :: EMac 1.42ghz Versus Powermac G5 Dual 2.0ghz Versus G5 Dual 1.8ghz?

Nov 24, 2009

I like eMacs but the G5 looks sooo nice. I know I probably won't be able to use any for very long but whatever. What is the best?

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Power Mac G5 :: Dual 2.0GHz G5 Logic Board - Drive Controller

Nov 14, 2007

I have a dual 2.0GHz G5 that's refusing to boot consistently/run consistently. Here are the symptoms:- Runs for inconsistent period of time; sometimes it hangs just after logging in, other times it hangs after an hour or so of backing up the boot drive (50-75% complete)- Fails to boot after hanging; sometimes it stops at the gray Apple screen without a wait icon, sometimes it stops at the same screen with wait icon, other times the screen stays black- Frequently will not boot into single-user mode- Frequently will not allow you into open-firmware

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PowerPC :: Can Use 330 Dual Core Based Machine As My Home Server

Jul 22, 2010

I can use an Atom 330 Dual Core based machine as my home server?. I use it to live encode videos through AirVideo to stream to my iPad.. but the encoding is choppy and laggy. I have the chance to buy a 1.8 dual G5 PowerMac - would this be more powerful and encode video faster than the atom??

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PowerPC :: IBook 1.0ghz G4 With Leopard

Nov 5, 2007

I was wondering if Leopard would slow down my old iBook. It's a 1ghz G4 with 1.12gb RAM. Would Leopard be okay, or should I just keep Tiger on it?

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PowerPC :: G5 DC 2.0Ghz And ATA133 PCI Cards ?

Aug 25, 2008

if any PCI ATA133 card will work in a G5 with PCI ? i have a old G5 Dual Core 2.0Ghz i�m trying to build op for a friend. But he also have 2 old ATA drives with lots of stuff he needs and therefor we will have to install a ATA133 PCI card. I have 2 different PC ATA133 cards i need to know if they will work just like that ? Does the OS X system have the drivers for ATA133 build in ? thx

Its a Powermac G5 with PCI slots. Running OS X 10.4.11 PPC

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PowerPC :: IMac G4 1.0ghz 17" More Than 1gb Of Memory?

Jan 30, 2007

I am looking to upgrade the current memory in my iMac. It has 512 (2x256) and it says it supports up to 1gb total. However, i have been searching all over this forum seeing if it is possible to have more. Like if I added a 1gb sodimm to get it to 1.2gb. I have seen very little on this as I have searched these threads. Also, is the upgrade in memory really going to help me out? I really notice the slowdown in iMovie. I have been watching the activity monitor and even though the cpu can get up to 100%, the free memory will be down to 4 mb. oh ya, I am running 10.3.9. When i update the os, with a clean install, will i see any improvements without additional memory? Or will i need more memory just to keep tiger or possibly leopard running good?

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PowerPC :: Mac-Mini 2.0ghz Vs. Powermac G5 2.5ghz X2

Jun 15, 2008

Our old powermac died recently (G5 2.5ghz x2), the cost to repair was quoted at 850$, which is roughly the same price as a new Mac-Mini 2.0ghz. Just wondering how the performance of new mini compares to the 4 year old powermac? A new powermac is out of the question right now.

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PowerPC :: Installing Leopard / Tiger On Imac G4 1.0ghz

Nov 4, 2010

ive got a Imac 17inch 1.0ghz with 215mb ddr ram. anyways, as Sheepy suggested, i upgraded her to a nice speedy 500GB 7200 Sata drive and dropped 1.5gb ram into her...... but lets take a step back. when i got her, she was full of dust and had tiger on her.. no dramas, tiger is good. anyways, i wanted to do a reinstall of tiger, and so grabbed my tiger retail disk and started her up, no dramas there either, ran disk util, repartitioned (the old disk) and started to install. the install never finished and then it just rebooted after about 80% through... The reboot came to the disk flashing with the osx face and a question mark. I try a few more times, with the same result, and also with Leopard, also with the same result, but the leopard install actually tells me after about 80% that "Install failed" try again? anyways, so i think its a shagged optical drive. i have a few lying around and i need to get in there anyways to upgrade the hard drive. installing the HD and the new Optical drive went fine, all works well.. and while i was there also installed 500mb ddr400 stick in the main memory non user slot. close her up, checked the heatsink matchup spots and there dry as a nuns nasty.. theres no paste on them, but kinda like a pad.. (which isnt even sticky either) anyways, i stick em back together (without) cleaning the pad stuff nor with applying any paste and boot her up. I insert the leopard disk to istall and it all goes fine, i re-partition the newspeedy 7200rpm sata disk and start the install. and again.... gets to about 90% and reboots. flashing smily face with alternating question mark.

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PowerPC :: Power-mac Dual Dual Core 2.5 G5/removing Cpu?

Nov 27, 2010

I am looking for a tear down guide for my 4 core power mac. I need some instructions on how to remove the CPU's since I bought this for $100 and found the part for $250.

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PowerPC :: Unusually High Fan Revving / Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5

Dec 21, 2006

I have a Dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 with 2.5 GB of RAM. My fan starts revving really loud when I am using multiple apps (Adobe CS2, Firefox, iTunes) and while watching a video tutorial or AVI movie (both saved on my desktop). It also happens when I am just watching a AVI movie with no other apps open.

I just added one GB of RAM yesterday thinking maybe this will solve the problem since I am running multiple apps. This did not resolve it. So I searched the messageboard for threads on fan issues similar to mine. I read it may be caused by the tempature in my room. I keep the tower on my floor on top of 2 pieces of wood about a 1/2 inch thick. I live in a small brick studio apartment so the tempature is usaully between 60 to 70 degrees.

I looked into smcfancontrol but it looks like its for laptops only.I also do not have a utilities program for my computer yet. I was wondering what was the best program out there to clean up/tune-up my hard drive so its running at maxium speed.Has anyone had experince with this issue and have any answers? I am concerned this may be very detrimental to my computer in the long run.

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PowerPC :: Dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 - Upgrade Compatibility?

Oct 20, 2008

I curently have 10.3.9 with a PowerPC G4 dual w/ 1.25 processors and 2 gig of ram. I want the highest upgrade I can get that will be compatibe with my software which is:

Quark 6.5
Acrobat 7.1
Acrobat Distiller 7.0
Illustrator CS1
Photoshop CS1
Microsoft Office (don't know what version but I've had it for years)

I really can't afford to go buy all the software again and I don't want my system to crash. Any suggestions?

This upgrade is mostly spawned due to the recent purchase of a new iPod Nano... Not supported by my current OS! Man, I didn't read the requirements, shame on me. However, the dang thing will work on my kid's PC w/ XP Pro. I only got the Nano cause it's mac - he wanted the Zune that ONLY works w/ PC.

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Apr 26, 2010

What adapters would I need to run dual monitors on a Mac Mini Server? They'd both be 1920x1080 or 1200.

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PowerPC :: G5 Upgrading To Dual 2.0?

Jun 18, 2007

Looking to buy a used G5. Dude said he upgraded a G5 1.8 to a Dual 2.0... Is that even possible and if so what limitations or problems could the machine have. Said he replaced the whole motherboard.

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PowerPC :: RAM For G3 IBook Dual USB?

Jun 25, 2007

I'm finally upgrading my iBook, but I'm slightly confused on which type of RAM to buy. According to my System profiler, I would need SO-DIMM SDRAM type with PC133 speed. I can find the SO-DIMM SDRAM, but the speeds are not matching (PC2700 and PC5300).

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PowerPC :: G5 Dual 2.5 Don't Switch On?

Apr 20, 2010

i changed the power supply on my G5 dual 2.5 ppc 6 months before, (G5 was completly silent when switching on, no click sound of power supply)

i have again problem with this G5.... but this time when i swith it on, you can hear one click like in audio amplifiers, and the front diode flash one time only, and then nothing! no fan noise, nothing, silence...

who can tell me if it's again power supply problem? battery? or mother board? or what it can be?

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PowerPC :: Mac G4 Quicksilver - Dual ADC Monitors?

Sep 10, 2010

Just picked up a minty Power Mac G4 Quick Silver and two ADC Studio Displays. I'd like to hookup both displays, but I only see one ADC port. What's my lease expensive dual ADC display option for this machine?

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PowerPC :: Dual Cinema Displays?

Dec 29, 2010

I've been a mac guy since 1990 and for the last five years have settled into a nice PowerMac G5 with the dual 2.0 processors with the 20" Apple Cinema Display.

I did search on this but couldn't find anything specific, but I am considering adding a second 23" Apple Cinema Display to my set-up for a dual monitor workstation.

I have the ATI Radeon 9600 video card with two DVI ports. I have my 20" plugged in to port 1 and it's running at 1680x1050 resolution (the highest). When I add the second monitor, will BOTH monitors be able to run at their highest resolutions? Or do I need to add another video card?

I had heard rumor that resolutions are a trade-off: if your card is split between two monitors, then the resolution splits, true?

If I can run both at the highest res, then I'll pull the trigger and get the extra monitor. I'm assuming there's someone here who has done the exact same thing?

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PowerPC :: Dual 867 MDD G4 Not Booting - How To Repair

Jan 1, 2011

G4 won't boot. No startup chime. Power button light goes off right after I power it on. Fans go on and soon switch to high / fast mode.

Tried everything imaginable -- removing all cards, RAM swapping, PMU reset, bought a new 3.6v PMU battery... everything on this forum (I think) except buying a new power supply which I'm trying to avoid.

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb Run On Battery

Nov 11, 2006

I did a thread search and could find lots of instances of an ibook not seeing or using the battery, but I seem to have the opposite problem. I have an ibook g3 700mhz (dual usb). It will only boot and run off the battery. It will not boot or run if it is only plugged in (dead battery or no battery = no running or booting). When plugged into a 45W white charger (that works on other ibooks of the same ilk), it will be green without battery and orange when the battery is in. It will not charge a battery. I've tried:

two other dc-in boards and cables known to work in other ibooks
two different batteries (that charge in another machine)
PMU reset (the light on the charger changes to green for 3 seconds, seemingly indicating the reset was done correctly)

for fun I put in a hard drive that worked in another machine and added ram that works in another machine all to no avail. What the heck is going on?

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PowerPC :: PowerMac G5 Dual-Core/Add Another CPU?

Nov 18, 2006

I've got a PowerMac G5 dual-core 2GHz box. Can I add another dual core CPU to get a quad-CPU system?

Forgive me for not wanting to open the case and look for myself, but it lives in a little hole that is hard to get out of b/c of all the cables and stuff... just wondering if anyone knows off the top of their head if the motherboard has another slot...

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PowerPC :: G3 All-in-one Dual Monitor Setup?

Dec 22, 2006

I would like to use the machine to do powerpoints at our church. I want to use the internal monitor and an external monitor (projector) to do the powerpoints. I want it to work like the my iBook with the screen spanning hack installed.

if not then i will probably end up using a g3 desktop instead.

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PowerPC :: Dual 24 Displays For G4 PowerBook?

Jan 18, 2007

I currently have a 17" G4 PowerBook which I LOVE. The only problem is that I'm a graphic designer and need more screen real estate. I've been considering purchasing a 30" ACD and waited for MacWorld hoping that an upgraded version with higher specs would be announced.

Sadly, it wasn't and I don't want to keep waiting indefinitely for Apple to update their displays. I've heard some good reports about HP's new 24" monitor (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en...-12401740.html) and on the surface, the specs seem to be a lot higher than Apple's 23" monitor and the price is cheaper.

Currently, I can purchase the HP for $999 CDN while the 23 ACD is $1,099. Also the HP comes with a three-year on-site warranty while the ACD only has a 1-year warranty. I'm considering purchasing 2 of HP displays, which would give me acres of screen space. Soooooo . . .

A couple of questions:

1. Is my 1.67 GHz, G4 PowerBook capable of driving 2 x 24" monitors simultaneously?

2. Does anyone have any experience with the HP monitors and if so, would you recommend them?

As a loyal Mac user for the last 12 years, it irks me to even consider purchasing a product from HP. However, I just cant justify spending more money for a product with lower specification.

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PowerPC :wants IBook G3 Dual USB Charger ?

Mar 13, 2007

I bought an iBook G3 (all white_ from someone and the charger if messed up and will not work. It will work once in a blue moon and turn orange for half an hour. As such, no iBook usage except for ten minutes X_X. I would really like to get a new charger so I can give to my mum. if those new things they sell in CompUSA for mac laptops will work?

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PowerPC :: Starting Up Dual 1.42 GHz Firewire 800 G4

Aug 5, 2007

I recently bought a firewire 800 dual 1.42 GHz G4 power mac, which didn't have a hard drive or memory. I bought some memory from OWC and I threw a hard drive in it. When I press the power button I hear the startup sound however there is no video on the monitor. I'm trying to figure out whether it's a bad motherboard, video card, or if it could possibly be something else like the power supply. I have reset the PMU to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do to figure out which component is bad?

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PowerPC :: G4 MDD Dual 1 GHz - Start Up Disk?

Dec 13, 2007

I recently lost my G4 MDD 1.25 GHz tower to a power surge. I've replaced it with a G4 MDD dual 1 GHz. This is a dual boot machine. When booted up in 10.4.11 I can select the 9.2.2 disk but it will restart on 10.4.11 - Selecting Target Mode, it will boot on 10.4.11. The only way to boot 9.2.2 is with an Option start. When in 9.2.2 and using the Start up Disk control panel and choosing 9.2.2 - it boots up from the 10.4.11 disk. Additionally, when a Tiger DVD is inserted and the Install and Restart are clicked - it boots up the 10.4.11 disk.

I installed 10.4.11 and 9.2.2 on two partitions of another hard drive - same results. I Reset-all in Open Firmware. Pressed the PMU reset. I'm out of ideas.

I really hope I'm not the only one to experience this.

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PowerPC :: Mac Mini C2D Vs PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0

Jan 1, 2008

I'm kicking around the idea of switching my Rev. A PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 for a Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 2 Ghz with 2 Gigs of RAM. I'm wondering if I would take a big performance hit with the switch to this machine when compared to my current workstation (most likely not, but hey I ask anyways). I am looking for something with a small footprint that's quite and basically is not a furnace with computing features inside that sucks power like a maniac. It's worth mention that I am on a budget as well(Macs here in Argentina are expensive as hell). As it is right now, if I do a feature to feature comparison, I would be getting DL DVD burning, Airport, and Bluetooth, something that my PowerMac G5 is lacking.

Its worth noting that the PowerMac has 1 Gig of RAM, the stock Radeon 9600 with 64 MB of RAM, but does have a 250 Gig HD. I regurlarly use Photoshop CS3 (working mostly with A3 sized files @ 300/600 DPI), Illustrator, in Design, Dreamweaver, some Flash. Of course the run of the mill, Web browsing/email checking along with IMing and iTunes activities. So what you guys think? You think a trade of my ol' faithful PowerMac from 2003/2004 to a top of the line mac mini would be a good idea?

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PowerPC :: Screensaver That Will Run With Dual Display?

Feb 6, 2008

I'm having a really hard time trying to find a nice freeware screensaver that will run in my TiBook with dual displays. I was wondering if anybody here know of a good freeware screensaver that will work with these requirements:
Must run well on TiBook in dual display mode (667MHz G4, 1GB RAM, 16MB Rage 128)
Must be somewhat cool/interesting.

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PowerPC :: Way To Part Out A Dual 2.0 G5 Tower

Apr 28, 2008

I've got a powermac G5 dual 2ghz and 3 gigs of RAM that has a dead logic board. I don't really want to pay the $900 to have it replaced, so I'm thinking about just parting out the rest of the machine.

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PowerPC :: Ibook G3 Dual Usb Options?

Feb 27, 2009

I installed more ram in my ibook g3 dual usb today and when i put the keyboard back in the middle of the keyboard between f5 and f6 the numlock light is poking up in the air. It buckling right their , is that normal?

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