another REV? thread

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Kyle Nerder, Nov 9, 2005.

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    Kyle Nerder

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    Hello,

    I just bought a used G5 PowerMac. Got it from someone on eBay. I have a tracking # and it does show it's weight. So I know I haven't been scammed. Unless they filled a box with bricks. LOL:p

    the description said.
    PowerMac G5 2.0ghz
    512mb ram
    expanable to 4gb
    ATI Radeon X800 w/256mb ram
    160gb HD

    Is this enough to tell what revolution it is?
    I am way too pumped for this machine. My iBook G3 has been a trooper for 3 years and I wanted some thing to keep up with todays complex life style. My iBook wouldn't even play music vids from iTunes.

    Also I think I got a good deal on it, but I want some one to burst my bubble on what its really worth.
    THaNkS
     
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    That sounds like the previous revision. I'm basing that on the video board option and the 4GB ram limit on the system.
     
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    I thought the previous rev was expandable to 8GB? :confused:
     
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    Kyle Nerder

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    don't worry, I am confused too. I am not worrying and I bought the thing....Sometimes people don't know what they are selling. I am feeling lucky anyways. I couldn't afford to put 4gb of ram at it anyhow.:cool:
     
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    Josh396

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    Not the dual 2.0.
     
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    Only the 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz system. In that rev, the dual 20GHz has a different motherboard.
     
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    joecool85

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    Right, making it a rev C box. Mine is a rev B, the prior rev where the 2.0 had 8gb capabilities and PCI-X.
     
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    andiwm2003

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    since it's a new processor, a new gpu, a new logic board, a new layout of the whole interior i guess we should start at REV. A again.
     
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    Kyle Nerder

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    Perhaps someone could make a list. Oldest to newest of PowerMacs. Listing processors, ram, video cards and other options to show how the computer has progressed.

    None of this really matters to me as long as I have reliable & fast machine. I'm sure that won't be a problem since I am coming from a 3 year old iBook.
     
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    I don't know what revision of PowerMac my school has, but it is 2ghz dual proc and expandable to 8gb of memory.
     
  12. macrumors G3

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    Try here for that info.
     
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    Kyle Nerder

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    I finally got my hands on my PowerMac G5 2.0. It is soooo nice. and I haven't even turned it on. LOL

    The lady never shipped the dvi to vga adapter. It is so had to look at it and not use it.

    Originally I was told that the memory was expandable to 4gb, but after opening it I see a total of 8 slots. so I guess that means 8gb max memory.

    another disappointment is that it came with a combo drive. I didn't know the 2.0ghz was available without a superdrive....oh well. I started another thread asking what superdrives can be installed.

    Going to the Apple store today and getting the vga adapter!
     

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