They are here!!! G5s!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by macphisto, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. macphisto macrumors regular

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    Both of our 1.6 G5's arrived this afternoon. I thought that I would share this with everyone. We were pretty excited about it. :D

    Now I can sleep at night. :D
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    What, sleep? I'd be spending a ton of time working on getting them setup....

    You're going to get folding going on them, right? ;)

    Congrats!

    D
     
  3. Johnboy macrumors newbie

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    Clue me in please. What is this talk of folding? What is folding? I have been dying to ask. Thanks
     
  4. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    Folding LOL... Yeah... For those of us who don't like throwing money into garbage, we have to pay electric bills. And for folding, noone will ever even say: "THANX" to you.


    Folding is... using your computer to calculate some formulas 24/7 in order to uncover some things like whether aliens exist or how life was born etc... You get points depending on how much you get done. and that is it. Unless you have something like P4 1.8, i wouldn't even bother, as you won't get 1% in 3 hours.
     
  5. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    actually, folding helps find cures and treatments for diseases. There are lots of people who will say "Thanks".
     
  6. alia macrumors 6502a

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    I just went over to the local CompUSA and played around with their 1.6ghz G5. I can't believe how responsive it was (and it only had 256 megs of RAM). I'm sure I'll be even more blown away by the Dual 2.0. Man, makes me even more anxious for a G5 powerbook!

    And one of those sweet 20" displays. :)


    Alia
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  8. tazo macrumors 68040

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    What kind of machine are you using that gets 1% in 3 hrs? I have a 700mhz PIII and i let it run overnight, no other programs, and i usually get about 5-10% progress on a 400WU overnight.

    What kind of comp are you using for folding Rezet?
     
  9. iJon macrumors 604

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    good goign rezet, made a comment against folding on a folding site. if you dont like folding just keep it to yourself, it stirs some people up.

    iJon
     
  10. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    That's just how Rezet gets his jollies. If everyone thinks something is good, Rezet says it isn't. I've pretty much learned to ignore his posts.
     
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  12. iJon macrumors 604

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    well what i meant this is a site who feels very strongly for folding, and it wasnt right for him to bash it. i think folding is cool, i just dont do it for certain reasons, i used too though.

    iJon
     
  13. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Rezet = boat rocker

    Still, it's not unheard-of for him to find a real problem.
     
  14. illumin8 macrumors 6502

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    Hehe... In some other places I visit on the web (ahem... Slashdot), we call these people trolls... ;)
     
  15. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, you call anyone a troll who disagrees with your views. I have a right to my opinion and I voice it. I don't fold and not going to. A guy asked what it was and I told him. If you feel so strongly about folding go to your folding forums and bash me there. This is HARDWARE DISCUSSION.
     
  16. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I don't think Rezet is a troll because he isn't doing it to make people angry, he's exposing what he feels are problems.
     
  17. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    HUH? Disagree with you? I don't even know who you are dude. And frankly not gonna be upset if I never find out.
     
  18. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    That's not what i meant. i meant that you should have a good computer if you plan on jumping into this. I took the numbers mostly out of the head.
     
  19. .a macrumors regular

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    and if you people don't mind:
    back to the g5 topic

    i still had no opportunity to see or touch one. looks like i will go tomorrow to the next mac store here in zurich/switzerland and have a look at one.

    btw: did you know that switzerland has the highest mac-market-share - almost 10%! and if you go from architecture company to architecture company you see approximately 50% macs!

    a cool place to life :)
    .a
     
  20. davidc2182 macrumors regular

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    need advice!

    should I get a powerbook of some sort when they update it? or go with a g5 and get a fancy PDA for notetaking in class?
     
  21. Rezet macrumors 6502a

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    Re: need advice!

    Dont get PDA. It's almost impossible to use for this kinda things.
    You see, let me put it this way. Powerbooks are OLD, and outdated. Now if they were around 1500 for 1Ghz model, I wouldn;t have a problem with it. But I think it is a suicide to pay 3k+ for a decent laptop. Now having said that, I'll tell you, regardless of that powerbooks are still amazing machines. sure they are not really power fighters but they can still compete if not all but perhaps many levels. If you don't plan on doing anything heavy, 15" powerbook is a way to go. BUt for heavy stuff, i'd suggest G5. But then again, how can you really compare a laptop and a desktop.
     
  22. colinet macrumors 6502

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    I think you'll be waiting a while for a G5 Powerbook. I mean, the heatsink in the current desktop is about the size of a Powerbook (not to mention 9 fans in the dual) though knowing how innovative Apple are maybe they're going to bring out a G5 Powerbake - combined hotplate and G5 laptop - Think different, very different.
     
  23. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    Not this again. G5 Power Mac runs quieter and cooler because of those fans and specific cooling zone design. Last generation of G4 Power Macs had big issues with fan noise, which they dealt with in new G5 Power Mac. Big heat sink takes load off the job that fans perform in cooling the processors. As far as I know, G5 consumes very little power (you can go through this forum and find articles on this) and therefore reasonable explanation of its size is that heat sink was designed to minimize the fans effort in cooling the processors, thereby making the computer run quieter.

    I do think it will take a while for G5 PowerBook to come out, but not because of heat problems and such. It has more to do with 1) giving Power Mac enough time to bring its sales numbers back up 2) giving Power Mac enough time to be equipped with faster G5 so that when G5 PowerBook comes out, Power Mac will have sufficient lead in clock speed.
     
  24. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa! :eek: That is a cool place to live...

    Plus, you lucky Swiss get to keep your army issued assault rifles at home. :D
     
  25. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

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    Re: need advice!

    Depends on what type of class and notes you end up taking.
    If you need to a lot of drawings and diagrams and such, forget the fancy PDA.

    Get a G5 for in the dorm room/home, and a bunch of loose leaf college ruled 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper, and a bunch of pens in different colors. :D
     

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