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PowerMac G5

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I have a PowerMac G5 2.5 DP PCI-X June 2004 model and recently took it apart to clean/inspect the LCS. At this point in time there doesn't appear to be any leaks however I know that my specific model is very prone to leak. Is there any way I can prevent any leaks from the LCS in the future?

I know of this method (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/G5_CoolantLeak_Repair/G5_CoolantLeak_Repair_p1.html)
Is there any easier way to fix it by sealing anything?
 

Johnny365

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Are there benchmarks of dual processor 2.7GHz PowerPC G5's or like web browsing videos? I would love to see how they stack to the early Core Duo / Core 2 Duo CPUs
 
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PowerMac G5

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Hrududu

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Are there benchmarks of dual processor 2.7GHz PowerPC G5's or like web browsing videos? I would love to see how they stack to the early Core Duo / Core 2 Duo CPUs
I've got a dual 2.7 and some early Core Duo and Core 2 Duo Macs. I don't know what would be used to "quantify" the performance, but I am still pretty darn satisfied with the 2.7 G5 performance on the internet. If you know of some good ways to compare, let me know.
 
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Ih8reno

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I grew up with a different school of thought, it was called "preventative maintenance", best way ever to make sure your equipment lasts.

True but sometimes simply inspecting the parts and verifying their condition and replacing when needed can be enough. No need for complete overhauls if the machine runs smoothly.
 
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0248294

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True but sometimes simply inspecting the parts and verifying their condition and replacing when needed can be enough. No need for complete overhauls if the machine runs smoothly.
Totally disagree with that stance. The LCS in the G5s is known for failure, just because it works now doesn't mean it won't spring a leak a few months down the road, and when that happens you're in deep sh*t. I'd very much rather spend some cash restoring the LCS out of prevention of a leak, than have the risk of messing the entire G5 up with leakage. The last option is also probably going to be more expensive, too.
 
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Ih8reno

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Totally disagree with that stance. The LCS in the G5s is known for failure, just because it works now doesn't mean it won't spring a leak a few months down the road, and when that happens you're in deep sh*t. I'd very much rather spend some cash restoring the LCS out of prevention of a leak, than have the risk of messing the entire G5 up with leakage. The last option is also probably going to be more expensive, too.

Well that's the beauty of this world, everyone has the right their own opinions.
 
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Dronecatcher

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My Quad cost £35, bought on the understanding that being a 10 year old machine it will fail sooner rather than later. If I already had all the parts required to rebuild the LCS I might do that - but seeing as I don't, it's not economical. When/if it fails I'll have no complaints because of what it cost and it's replacement will inevitably be an Intel Mac.
Keeping an old machine running at any cost is not a problem without budget restrictions and/or if it's a hobby machine and not your main workhorse.
 
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