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  1. Kizuo

    Looking for an old PowerMac G5 (before late 2005)

    Hey guys, I’m new here. I have recently found an interest in old Macintosh computers and have decided that I want to own a PowerMac G5 as the first Mac of my collection. I am looking for one made before late 2005, because of the power board situation. I am going to collect them just for display...
  2. P

    Radeon HD cards on PowerPC Leopard using osx86-driver-radeonhd framebuffer driver?

    Hi everyone, Since reading up on some open source framebuffer drivers / injectors for hackintoshes (e.g. Callisto, ATY_init), I've been wondering about the possibility of porting those to PowerPC. While I haven't been able to find the source code for Callisto or ATY_init (@netkas might have the...
  3. M

    PowerMac Networking Setups

    Hi people, I'm curious on hearing what you guys do for networking on a PowerMac. It can be really just anything, some examples being: Any cool WiFi/BT related upgrades, multiple ethernet cards, network file-sharing, best web browsing setup, web-hosting, etc etc.. I'm curious on seeing what you...
  4. P

    PowerMac G3 B&W no signal

    Hello everyone, So I got an old PowerMac G3 Blue and White off eBay. At first, I had problems with getting a signal. I reseated the RAM a few times and everything worked again. Last night I was writing a text on Mac OS 8.5.1 and then I turned the Mac off. This morning, I wanted to use it...
  5. C

    UK-based Collectors?

    I have used Macs since the mid 90s and have a large number of items that would be appreciated by a select few. I was actually Apple certified from the dark days when you sat exams for configuration and printers up to the era of the Apple Store. I am having to sell up and relocate abroad. I am...
  6. flatjuba

    Dropbox Alternative => CloudMe

    While I looked around for the Dropbox for my G4 machines (Powerbook G4 1.5, MDD 2 x 1Ghz & Powermac G4 1.2Ghz), since @Czo had stopped updating his Dropbox magic, I found two alternatives that can sync what I type in my Powerpc realm to the current world of two-way aunthentication. 1. I use...
  7. Rikintosh

    What if Apple had released the PowerMac in other colors?

    I was wondering, what would powermacs look like in other flavors? I decided to create this preview. I think it was complete stupidity to assume that the home market would only want all in ones. PowerMacs for the home audience would have been really cool, maybe it could even have boosted the...
  8. Rikintosh

    Doubts about Powermac g5, which is the best model for me?

    Yes, I know everyone will say, 2.5 Quad is the best and the fastest. But it also seems to suffer from leaks. I've never owned a G5, and I'm looking to get one in the next few months, I plan to compile things, I initially thought of getting a quad, but they're hard to find in my country. So my...
  9. Mac03ForLife

    What PPC Mac to Buy?

    So I'm now in an interesting spot: My mom has reclaimed her PowerMac G5 as a end table (irreparably damaging the MB and other components when she stripped the case out). This leaves me with a Thinkpad P51 and a MBP2020. I would like a PPC Mac for nostalgia purposes but also as a dedicated word...
  10. T

    MacPro 5,1 - Some questions from a newbie

    I am getting a MacPro 5,1 12 Core 2.4 Xeon with 64GB of RAM. Good enough to last a lifetime, but I see that Big Sur will not officially run on it. Shame... is it worth it to go through the hassle or just install Linux? If Linux, which distros are you using? This machine I assume can run any of...
  11. PowerfulEra

    Did my Quad died?

    I was testing a fx 4500 that i flashed 30 minutes ago and wanted to do a openmark benchmark it went down to 9 fps then click device shut itself down. I first though it overheated or something because it switchs itself off immedietly when i press the power on button. I can see that motherboard...
  12. Heindijs

    Flashing a GeForce 6600, how does it work?

    Hey everyone. I recently bought a couple of GeForce 6600‘s for little money. I want to flash one to put in my PowerMac G4. I know that you use Nvflash to do this but there doesn’t seem to be any information on what to do to flash this card. I am a total noob on flashing gpu’s and I assume you’d...
  13. Heindijs

    Resolved Some questions about IDE to SATA for DVD drives for a Powermac G4

    Hello everyone. I bought a Quicksilver Powermac G4 at a thrift store today and sadly the DVD drive is no longer working. I felt like it was to much hassle to clean or lubricate it (in fact, I did that to no effect) so I'll just buy another one. The problem is that there are obviously no more...
  14. M

    How can I upgrade my powermac g5???

    I had recently gotten an old PowerMac g5 from a local school of mine and loved it as I used to have one when they first came out. It needed a hard drive and a good cleaning, so I installed a 500GB Samsung 850 Evo I had laying around, and got a 10.4 tiger disk from an old local mac store and...
  15. M

    This X1950XT just won't work. Please help!

    Hi all, I'm having some trouble flashing a Sapphire X1950XT with the X1900 ROM for G5 and could use some guidance to prevent me from pulling my hair out. I've successfully "flashed" the card in FreeDOS, MS-DOS and multiple versions of ATIflash. I used the file package from this thread...
  16. B

    Trouble Replacing Sonnet Upgrades with OEM CPU

    Would love some help with this since I am probably missing something simple. I'm having trouble with two AGP PowerMac G4 Towers, one Sawtooth and one Quicksilver. Both had been upgraded with Sonnet CPUs and work fine with those. I ordered replacement CPUs that match the machines original specs...
  17. ZacharyFurgeson

    OSRS on PowerMac G5?

    Wondering if there was a way to run a java binary such as Runelite or OSBuddy on my old G5 Quad running 10.5.8. Even willing to pay someone to help get this working
  18. T

    I have a problem on my PowerMac G4 (M8570)

    I have a PowerMac G4 model M8570 and when I try to turn it on, the fan and the DS18 light turn red, but there is nothing on the monitor and no Apple’s classic startup chime. The hard drive turn on but there is nothing on the screen, it’s not showing me life. I checked for the BIOS battery but it...
  19. tevion5

    Resolved G5 Quad: Vanishing Ram?

    Earlier this week I booted up my G5 Quad to find only 12 of my 16GB Memory was showing up. I've had 16GB working without issue for 1-2 years now. DIMMs 4 & 5 were showing up empty despite that not being true. Haven't had to go fiddling inside for a long time so I'm surprised anything changed...
  20. andrew nz

    Xgrid advice

    Hello fellow mac users. I am in the process of setting up Xgrid and am seeking advice how to achieve it. I believe Xgrid began under PPC environment and Server 10.4, although according to some information, Server 10.4 is not necessary. I suspect there would not be copyright infringement if...