im not sure what powermac g5 iv got

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jawlee, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    iv had my power mac g5 for about a mounth now and love it but somthing i read to day makes me unsure of what model G5 it is.
    i bought the 1.8 SP G5 it only had 2 gig of ram, so i went to upgrade it to 3 while looking at where to by it sied for my model 1.8 SP the ram slots are "4 (2 banks of 2)" here is my problem i have 8 banks 2 x 4 atm. it has 4x 256 and 2x 512 :confused:
    was this a 1.8 g DP and someone has removed a core? can this be done?

    thanks for reading
     
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    cal6n

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    Hi and welcome to MacRumors,

    If you click on the Apple logo at the top right of your desktop and then select "About This Mac", it'll tell you exactly what processor is on board. Clicking "More Info..." will do just what you'd imagine.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I *think* that apple made two G5 1.8Ghz singles. Original with 8 slots, and a later one with four. I might be wrong though. Check the model number as suggested.
     
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    Dr.Pants

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    Maybe MacTracker? I remember there was a selection to see the specifications on the particular model of Macintosh.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    iBookG4user

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    That's what I would try, it has a "This Mac" option to tell you exactly what Mac you have.
     
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    voyagerd

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    wpc33

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    Ding Ding Ding!
    http://www.everymac.com is our friend
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, thank you for that. I actually checked Mactracker briefly but I had no actual knowledge of the systems in question. Hence *think*. Indeed it is our friend, but I prefer the app.

    http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/
     

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