IMac PPC :: General Upgrading Query Of G5 1.6ghz 17" OS 10.4.11?
Apr 17, 2012
ive just purchased my first iMac as above for my son as his 1st desktop. im in the process of upgrading the RAM to 2gb and looking into purchasing Leopard 10.5. could anyone advise whether there are any other 'home' upgrades i can carry out to maximise this unit's potential for online use in 2012? and whether these 2 initial upgrades should give noticeable increase in performance to warrant the spend? i do have an iPhone4 and wish to use this unit for connection via iTunes. he currently likes to play online games such as 'Minecraft' and we have found it very slow so far...the unit does have the Airport wireless card installed, no bluetooth though.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iMac G5 Powermac 8,1 1.6ghz 17"
I have been thinking about stepping up from my MBP 13" to a top spec imac but looking at the specs see that the GPU fitted is what I would class as incredibly out of date and can bought for about �75 new. This is really putting me off thinking about buying one and considering the imac was only "updated" not long ago does anyone know Apples logic for fitting such an old GPU? The 5750 is about 6 generations behind the latest. I realise GPU's get released constantly but not that quickly so that this new imac is this far behind. I wanted to use a mac for heavy photo and video and the odd gaming and although the 5750 is sufficient it just bugs me that I know it's a "budget" card.
The 3.6GHz BTO option for the low-end 27" is only a dual-core but has hyperthreading while the 2.8GHz in the high-end 27" is a quad-core but doesn't have hyperthreading. Both CPUs can execute four threads at once, but which one's faster??
I acquired an iMac G5 17" from a friend but it's missing the software. When I turn the computer on it gets stuck at this screen with a folder icon with a blinking question mark in the middle of it. What software originally came with the iMac G5 and is it possible to get that still? Or can I install a newer version of software without additional problems?
My imac will not boot past the blue screen. It crashed whilst loading a new application which I downloaded from the mac website, had to force a shutdown as it wasn't responding, and now it will not boot no matter what I try. I have searched for answers on the forums but my mac will not respond to any keyboard commands even with the installation dvd inserted. I don't get the startup chime anymore either.
I recently bought an early Imac G5 1.6ghz with 256mb ram and a 80gb hard disk. It came with no keyboard or mouse. All seems fine but when I try to change any settings it comes up with a password box which I obviously dont have and the guy I bought it from is not available. Its got Mac OS X v 10.6 operating system on it. Can anyone tell me how to reset the password without having the original DVD operating system disk.
I have an iMac G5, the earlier 1.6Ghz version. I have just bought a bluetooth usb adapter and am wondering if im able to use a Magic Mouse and Apple wireless keyboard with it or is it too early a model? Ive heard of people using them with the later models with isight.
Finally the new iMac have dropped - what would be the MacRumors suggestion for general family video editing? Essentially I just want to be able to edit some family videos, create some DVDs on iDVD and not have it cug on me. Will the Nvidia 9400M suffice or do I need the ATI 4670?
my iMac won't turn on. The day before yesterday happened the same thing, but after a few tries with the power button, it eventually turned on - and all ok yesterday. Both the day before yesterday and today, the general power was turned off for some minutes, but the iMac wasn't running. So now, I've tried to reset the SMC, removing everything attached, but nothing.
At least I can clearly hear the tic tic tic button, probably of the timer, because I set up a schedule to let it turn on at a certain hour. What can I do? It's a white iMac, never had a problem.
In Pages '08 i can reset the Page Count in the Footer so that Section 3 displays for example 'Page 2 of 10'. This is exactly what I want because the section should have its own page count.
When I opened the document in Pages '09, the footer now displays for example 'Page 2 of 20'. Basically it is showing the entire document Page Count rather than the Page Count for that particular Section. Is this something that Apple have changed for Pages '09? or is there a setting so that the Page Count relates to the Section rather than the entire document?
I just have started playing on a Mac, and I'm being presented with a few keyboard challenges. I figured out a couple already, but still can't figure out how to minimize the WoW screen without logging out. On my Dell, I'd just hit the "windows" key. Also, I can't move skills manually from say the 1 key to the 4 key. Click and drag doesn't seem to work for this action.
I've noticed that the system preferences for the keyboard backlight settings only seem to be partially working on my Mac Book Pro 2011. This might be since I updated to 10.7.4 or applied the firmware update EFI 2.7; I can't say which since I did the two close together. The keyboard still lights up and the slider that sets the time-out for illumination still works as do the F5 and F6 keys to dim and brighten the light. However, the preference setting seem to completely ignore the tick box to select whether you want the illumination function on or off.
Where can I address a query regarding a transaction on my credit card, that I have not made? I have obtained all relevant transaction details from my bank, and I need to contact Apple regarding a purchase via iTunes.com, that I do not see I have done.
I've been researching for a while on upgrading my white intel iMac from a "Core Duo" processor to a "Core 2 Duo" processor. The processor I would like to use is a Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T5750 processor, which would give me 2 additional cores as well as a small speed bump from 1.83 ghz to 2.0 ghz. I figured compatibility should be fine considering the FSB speed (667 Mhz) is the same. Has anyone tried this? Can anyone tell me if this will work for sure?
Have a quick question. I'm considering buying an Imac from a reputable Apple imac reseller on Ebay that manually upgrade the hd's to either 2tb or an ssd drive on the imac 27. Will apple not honor the warranty and void it if they see the hd were not upgraded by them should the warranty ever have to be used?
Also, if the imac ever needs to be replaced by apple, do I .lose the hd for a stock imac model with only ,1tb hd? Hope that makes sense.
Been messing with the spotlight websearch feature using it at the engine for our website, but there seems to a css class called .spotlight built into it somewhere. Is it able to be modified? If so, it also displays the constructed query for example "Constructed query: kMDItemTextContent=='march'c" at the top of the screen is there any way to get rid of this? There seems to be little to no info on this the websearch in general does anyone even use this?
Very simple question: Would this screen protector fit the new MacBook Pro 15" (non retina) with a hi-res screen? url....The reason why I ask, I'm going to be adding the hi-res screen (glossy, not matte) and I just wanted to make sure.
The original message was too long, so here is a shorter version. Suppose I have the following file structure: Joeirthdayphotos. I want to type, "photo, joe" to get me to the "photo" folder. Is there a simple way to do something like that?
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Spotlight seems to only allow users to find files but without relation to where the file might be located. This works fine if the filename is "New_York_Birth_Rate_2008.pdf". How about if it's stored as "Birth_RatesNew_York2008.pdf"? Searching for "2008.pdf" would bring up a whole host of files and one could select the one in the right folder. But what if you have a large number of files called "2008.pdf", stored under various folders (birth rate, mortality, morbidity, rain fall, humidity, crime rate, etc etc etc" and you want to narrow the search? Sure, one could use the advanced search, but this defeats the purpose of a file launcher like Spotlight.
Ideally, I want to input something like, "new york, birth, 2008" in any order and it would search for all folders and files with similar names, sorted by placing ones with more matched terms in terms of the file path. Is there an input method to do this? Surely this is a common scenario?
Here's another example, "Sales Person ABronx2009SeptInsurance Plan A.pdf". Now imagine I have 200 sales persons, and 50 areas. I want to type "richard, longevity plus.doc, bronx" to narrow the list. Sure, I can use advanced search, but as I said, this defeats the purpose of spotlight.
I just got a second Macbook Air that is Rev A SSD (instead of Rev B... But at least screen is flawless...) And since I still have HDD Rev A at hand as well, if anyone is interested in asking me to do some kind of benchmark one wants to try, now is the time. (I usually don't do much of these stuff, so tell me exactly how I can do it.)
I wouldn't be holding the HDD in about 5 days, so, I can only do it in those days. So far I like the app icon only bounce once for most of the app's initial launch.
I will mainly be using this to watch Movies (I do that heavily) and surf the internet this included heavy useage of Hulu, YouTube and downloading bit torrent files. So, will computer suffice or heat up a lot and slow down? Can I keep an YouTube tab + Facebook + VLC player up w/o slowing it down?
I also fly a lot twice a month, so I need a good battery life. Will my heavy video use drain the battery life from 5 hours to let's say 2 hours in a single charge?
I have the IMac with 4gb of ram. I want to upgrade to 8gb. I know that the imac use ddr3 but that's not enough. I need more info to be able to buy the same memory. It would be better if I know which brand and model. I want to buy the same memory to upgrade
I placed my order for 1.4GHz - 4GB ram - 128GB immediately after the online store is up, but now I got little hesitated on whether to cancel this order and have a 1.6GHz upgrade. How much differences in performance?
A question for those who have used both the MacBook Air 1.6 GHz and the Powerbook 12" 1.5GHz maxed out 1.5GBRAM - I wonder how the Powerbook compares in terms of speed and zippliness relative to the early 1.6 GHz MacBook Air's.
I recently got a new iMac (3.6 i5, 21.5") and want to upgrade the RAM myself.
I would like to get it up to 16 GB, but the cost of me getting that laa at once is a bit prohibitive. Is it possible for me to get an OWC 8 GB kit now and then add two more 4 GB sticks at a later time, or do they have to be matched or paired in some way?
Also, the iMac shipped with 4 GB of ram (on 2x2 GB sticks I am assuming). If I got an 8 GB kit, would it be possible for me to just add the 2x4 GB sticks and have 12 GB of RAM while I wait for more $ to get the rest of the 16 GB?
I've scoured the internet and haven't come across a definite answer yet for why I would not be able to put 2x2GB ram modules into my Rev A G5 iMac. I've looked at the developer architecture guide from apple and it says nothing as to why a larger module won't work. [URL]. I guess I am just looking to understand where the limitation exists, is it hardware not being able to address the extra RAM or something else. I've also been unable to dig up much more info on the U3L memory bus to see if thats where the problem might be. I'm thinking that at the time 2gb modules were uncommon or not made so there was no reason to include them, but now its only a little more than the 1gb ones.