What should I do with my PowerMac G5 Quad?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by GyroFX, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    I have G5 Quad sitting at home collecting dust right now. I stopped using it because the pump for CPU A1 A2 was failing and it's idling at a temp of around 150 degree F while CPU B1 B2 idles at around 95+ F. these temps can only be achieved by running the machine in reduced energy mode. If it was on performance or Auto energy setting, the fans will come on like a jet engine and the CPU A temps will shoot through the roof. If I were playing games, the computer will eventually lock up and shut down.

    Even on reduced energy mode, i can't put it to sleep because if i wake it up, the fans will get up to 3000+rpms in a few sec. When i shut down the computer, I have to unplug the computer completely from the electrical socket and let it rest for a few min before restarting or 2 red leds in front of the case will light up and it might never really start up.

    My question is that, is it still worth fixing? I assume the cost it would take to fix the pump will probably be more than actually selling a perfectly fine G5 Quad. Any suggestions? Appreciate the input. thanx
  2. macrumors 6502

    Part it out. Then if you really still want a g5, get a dual 2.3 pci-e.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Turn it into a Macquarium?
  4. macrumors 601


    I'd fix it. You can get a fully working pump assembly for sub $50. Replace the tubing and fluid with something better if you need to. I'd imagine you could still get $500 for a good configured and working G5 Quad since you're in the L.A. area.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    sold my Quad last December for 900 AUS.. not to bad.. so yeah fix it mate :) you got nuthing to loose as non working G5's are sold for next to nada.
  6. macrumors 6502

    thanx for the suggestions. Where would i get a pump system for 50 bucks or so? And where can i get instructions on how to DYI? thanx again

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