Reportedly bad processor on FREE PowerPC G5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by loganb, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. loganb macrumors newbie

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    Here's the situation. I'm a PC guy myself, but was recently given a Dual 1.8Ghz PowerPC G5 with 1GB DDR, 80GB HD, Superdrive, OS X 10.4.7 and a few other goodies. When I received the computer, I was told that one of the processor's was dead, and that the machine no longer worked. I got it home and seeing nothing wrong with it after a quick teardown, put it back together and it boots right up. I'm using it currently, and so far have had absolutely no problems with it. My question is how do I determine if there really is something wrong with this computer? I ran a benchmark test on it from xbench, and here is the link for the results:

    http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=190866&doc2=1&setCookie=true
    Mine is the red one named Moonie's G5

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Name: Power Mac G5
    Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 900 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.1.8f7

    Power On Self-Test:

    Last Run: 9/16/06 11:28 AM
    Result: Passed

    Is it possible that there is something wrong with it, or did the person that gave it to me because they thought it was broken just give up a perfectly good G5? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated, and please remember I'm not incredibly familar with Mac's, I have extensive experience with PC's, but am attempting to learn Macs now.
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It's quite possible that there is nothing wrong with the machine, or that there is an intermittent problem that has nothing to do with a bad processor.

    You may simply need to play with it a while and wait for any symptoms. Who knows, maybe something was seated poorly and knocked itself back into place when the machine moved :)

    Do you have the diagnostic disc that came with the machine?
     
  3. loganb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately I don't have anything other then the machine. All systems discs and manuals were thrown away by the previous owner.
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    Yeah, or when you took it apart and put it back together. That actually seems pretty likely to me. Congrats on getting what seems to be a great (functional) mac for free!
     

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