View Full Version : G5 LCS to Air conversion

Jun 10, 2011, 01:17 PM
I have asked this question a few times before on different sites, but no one has really given me a proper or straight answer....

Can a G5 DP 2.5 GHz, (NOT Dual Core) be converted to air cooling instead of using the bad Delphi LCS? I know some of the heatsinks that are out there for the 2.3 GHz cpu's have copper that contacts the die, and some that are aluminum.
Also, i want to swap up the rear fans for the Triblade setup (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/ES5357.jpg), not the traditional regular fans (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1020076/g5exh.jpg) like in the 1.6 to 2.0 GHz G5's.

Can this be done since the DP 2.3 GHz models run air, so running at 2.5 shouldn't be that much hotter?

Jun 10, 2011, 03:51 PM
matey, i cant really comment personally on that, but i know OrangeGuy is doing something like that at the moment. Try a search for Orange, and see what comes up.

I cant really remember the details of the setup, but see how you go. Btw, i had the Delphi in my Quad G5 and never had a drama with it. Have you thought of Re-furbing the LCS? there is tons of info out here on that.

I must admit, my now DC 2.3G5 is a little louder than my quad LCS used to be, but it aint by much... and my Quad used to be near to silent, only becoming audible when crunching serious numbers.

cheers and good luck.

Jun 10, 2011, 06:05 PM
I tried searching the forums for both Orange and Orangeguy, and nothing came up. Will hunt the forums the old fashioned way. Maybe i might find something.

Jun 10, 2011, 07:20 PM
OrangeSVT... afaik

Jun 11, 2011, 10:33 AM
Well, i searched and i didn't find what i was looking for. I came across the same forums post that i am already part of and that's the G5 LCS repair (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1109014) (to make the LCS better). But what i am looking for is to make a DP 2.5 GHz air cooled, like it's DP 2.3 GHz brother.