Find out processor speed for g5 power mac

Ih8reno

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Hi guys

Found a power mac g5 in my area but the guy has no video card in it, any ideas how to find out which CPUs are in it?

Thanks
 

bunnspecial

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If you can pop the side panel, look for a gray sticker toward the bottom that should give all the relevant info.
 

Ih8reno

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The cover for the processor? Or the plastic cover under the aluminum door
 

Intell

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Remove the aluminum side panel and look near the bottom where the grove that it fits into is. You'll see the grey sticker there.
 

bunnspecial

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You should be able to see it when you remove the aluminum side door. Look on the "ledge" at the bottom where the door sits.
 

DeltaMac

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Open the side door - there will be a sticker along the bottom edge when you open the door.
The sticker will have the serial number for the system, and other identifying info.
 

Ih8reno

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Thanks again, I emailed him back and will wait for his reply
 

128keaton

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Mine:

Actual location:

Location on a G4 QS (Below PSU):

Location on a Cube:
 

Ih8reno

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Turns out it was a Mac Pro, not a power mac... He was selling it to be used as a mod for a pc build
 

Ih8reno

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Has nothing inside, no ram no hdd no screen card no dvd drives. I got him down to $60 but not sure it'll be worth it as I'll be paying a lot to fix it up.
 

128keaton

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Has nothing inside, no ram no hdd no screen card no dvd drives. I got him down to $60 but not sure it'll be worth it as I'll be paying a lot to fix it up.
Meh, true. Mine didn't have HDDs/DVD drives. I still don't have DVD drives.
 

Ih8reno

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I have hdd and dvd drives, just would need to find ram and video card.
 

128keaton

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I have hdd and dvd drives, just would need to find ram and video card.
I recommend an ASUS gt210. Cheap, works well as a stop-gap for a newer card. Its $30 on Amazon, sadly no EFI boot. PowerBook medic has good RAM for the Mac Pros.
 

Ih8reno

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In canada so the price will be higher but I definitely will check it out.
 

Ih8reno

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Update: it's a first gen Mac Pro. Problem is it's also missing the drive caddies on top of the ram/dvd drives/screen card/and hdd. Fans work when plugged in and a hd connected spins up so power doesn't seem to be an issue. Now to decide if I repair it or not.
 

Altemose

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Update: it's a first gen Mac Pro. Problem is it's also missing the drive caddies on top of the ram/dvd drives/screen card/and hdd. Fans work when plugged in and a hd connected spins up so power doesn't seem to be an issue. Now to decide if I repair it or not.
So what exactly does it have in it?
 

Ih8reno

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Motherboard, fans, ram slot pieces, pretty much it.
 

Ih8reno

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Getting it checked out at a store near me. They're gonna quote me a price for parts/labour and a quote to purchase it from me.