IT'S HERE!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dwd3885, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Well that PM Dual 2ghz I ordered has finally arrived!!!! This is so sweet. The refurb model. Supposed to be with 512mb RAM, but it says 1gb under ABOUT THIS MAC. So what should I do to see if this is a perfect refurbished mac? Any programs I should run??
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    If it was me I'd do a complete erase, clean install, set up web and then apply all updaters for all apps before anything else.
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Seems like Apple likes to advertise their refurbs with the lowest specs that one has but some come with more. I've heard this from many members....some even got a much better graphics card.
     
  4. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    HOLY S***

    I was supposed to get 512mb RAM right? Got the GIG. Also, just looked, supposed to get the GeForce 5200FX 64MB video card. GOT THE ATI 9600XT 128mb RAM!!! DANG, I LOVE APPLE!!!
     
  5. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    this thread makes me want to buy a refurb G5.... but with my luck, I will probably only get the 512MB RAM, lol.
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I'm glad you got your new machine sporting a few extras!

    What is the Model number?????

    VPN----?

    I'm just asking to make sure they didn't send you a rev C.

    The 128MB GPU has me curious. Jealous, but curious <">

    IMPORTANT:

    THe factory default energy saver sleep setting is pre set to 15 minutes

    SET YOUR ENERGY SAVER SLEEP SETTING TO "NEVER"
    BEFORE INSTALLING OR RE-INSTALLING ANY OS SOFTWARE.
     
  7. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, it's rev B. I got 8 dimm slots and it's the 9600XT, not the 9600 plain. This is sweet
     
  8. Josh2022 macrumors member

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    8 DIMM slots?


    ..Impossible? With a Dual 2GHz theres only 4 Offered.. Correct me if i am wrong.
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    RevA Dual 2GHz had 8 slots if I'm not mistaken.
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Congratulations, very nice setup. Hopefully you purchased AppleCare, which I would recommend. Restart from the CD that will run a complete test of your Mac. What programs do you own?
     
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    You're not :)
     
  12. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Congrats, and enjoy. Having a rev A myself, I can attest that it's a spiffy computer, and I only wish mine had shipped with double the RAM and a better graphics card!

    Um, I've never once had a Mac sleep in the middle of an operation unless I pressed the button to make it, least of all any sort of installation. I install updates and software on a couple dozen Macs on a regular basis and I've never once had to turn off energy saver to keep it from going to sleep on me during installation (though the screen will black, of course, which only prevents you from seeing what it's doing).
     
  13. lopresmb macrumors 6502

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    man, I am thinking more and more that refurb is the way to go, you can still get applecare and a heck of a machine for a deal

    --now, only if I could pony up a few thousand dollars
     
  14. risc macrumors 68030

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    You're wrong! :) Both the Rev A (top end model), and Rev B (middle model) have 8x RAM slots in the dual 2 GHz, only the current Rev C (low end) dual 2 GHz has 4x RAM slots.
     
  15. Josh2022 macrumors member

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    I got the low end one then :( I just got mine a month ago, and it only has 4 DIMM slots, no biggie though i have 3 GB in it and thats pleanty enough
     
  16. risc macrumors 68030

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    When I got my dual G5 I went for the low end model too, I have no need for PCI-X, and if I ever need more than 4 GB of RAM it's time for an upgrade IMHO ;). I spent the extra cash on a much much better video card.
     
  17. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    About the sleep setting during an OS install.

    This happened to me while updating OSX on my beige G3 and
    I ended up with a full blown irreversable kernel panic.

    I had to wipe the system and start from scratch.

    You may not have this problem with a faster machine, but it only takes
    once to teach you to take certain precautions.
     
  18. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    Yep, I got a Rev B, and it's got 8 slots.
     

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  19. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Looks like a rev. A to me...
     
  20. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Congrats!! Enjoy your G5!

    I had a similar experience when buying my eMac. (in December '04) It was refurbished and advertised as having 256MB RAM and an 80GB HD, but it actually has 512MB of RAM and a 160GB HD! I was and still am VERY pleased with the purchase!

    On the topic of revisions, what would my eMac be considered, Revision D? It's the 1.25GHz USB 2.0 model.
     
  21. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I bought it custom built from the apple store online in Sept. 2004. It's got a 250GB hard drive and an 8x SuperDrive. Trust me, it's a rev. B.
     

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