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Powermac G5 2.7DP parts re-use: wich powermac as base?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Floris7, May 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hello guys,

    I have a broken Powermac G5 2.7 DP, but it's broken. (this model is watercooled, i think the problem has something to do with it).

    Now, I would like to buy another powermac G5 and to build over some parts (like RAM, videocard (i have a cinema 30" display,...)

    What model should i buy?

    Is for example a 1.6Ghz single proc ok?

    thx in advance,
  2. macrumors 6502a

    A 1.6 would be a very big step down for you. All of your current accessories would swap over, but I'd definitely suggest at least a dual 2.0, unless you're going for extreme value. What do you do with your computer?

    Also, what exactly is wrong with your 2.7?
  3. macrumors newbie

    Thx for your answer, can I also build over the RAM and the videocard?

    Nowdays, the machine is used for surfing and email,
    so not the big operations anymore.

    I can buy the 1.6Ghz for 100euro, a dual 2Ghz costs 300euro here...

    PS: can't find the problem with my dual 2.7; it seems one proc is broken...
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Gotcha! The ram in your 2.7 is PC3200, and a 1.6 would accept PC2700. The faster ram will downclock itself, so it should still work in the older machine.

    If you were stateside I'd offer you my 2.0 in a trade for your broken 2.7, but shipping would absolutely ruin the deal :p.

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