iMac Model

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  1. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

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    Ok, getting to the point. I just noticed on my iMac G5 (10.4.4) that it says for Machine Model: PowerMac8,1. For Machine Name it says iMac G5, which seems right, and it has the PowerPC G5 chip. I was just wondering if this is normal or not. My PB says powerbook5,4. again, seems right.

    I was just wondering if this is normal, and if its not, if it could affect the machine in any way, or if nothing will happen. I can't see where it could affect the machine except if apple did something with the serial number and it said i had a powermac, when i really had an iMac, and all of the confusion it would cause me.

    thanks!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yeah i think thats just because the chips were originally inteded for use in the Powermacs. i belive it gets that name from the chipset.
    my iMac G5 says: PowerMac 8,2
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Nope, nothing to worry about, that's the convention Apple decided to use for that batch of iMacs. You're fine. :cool:
     
  4. yankeefan24 thread starter macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

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    yeah, that would be my guess. when my ibook is freed, i will check that too. in theory, it might say powerbookx,x. don't know. i think your right about the chipset feature. thanks for the quick reply! Maybe the 8 means something like iMac and the one probably means rev a. thanks again.
     
  5. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I think it's for ALL iMac's, not just a certain batch. I just checked my brothers 800mhz iMac G4 bought in December of 2002, and it says PowerMac 4,5. So yeah, nothing to worry about.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    It might very well be - I just know it was for the most recent ones for sure, that's all. :)
     
  7. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    And the iBooks all say Powerbook.

    Shard - You're right about the recent ones being different though. Intel Macs no longer say PowerMac. They say iMac. The move away from power obviously.
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Ah, okay, thanks for the clarification on this. :) :cool:
     

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