Identify model of PowerMac G5

JoyBed

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Hi folks! Again I need help identifying a PowerMac but this time its a G5. Problem is that a woman is selling this PMG5 ad she doesnt know anything about it... Is it dual core or dual processor? From what I can google out its dual processor liquid cooled. But maybe not IDK... Im new to this world. Here is the link: https://www.jofogas.hu/vas/Apple_g5_szamitogep__94120164.htm Also she is saying that it turns on but dont have a picture. Thanks a lot for your patience with me!
 

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Hi folks! Again I need help identifying a PowerMac but this time its a G5. Problem is that a woman is selling this PMG5 ad she doesnt know anything about it... Is it dual core or dual processor? From what I can google out its dual processor liquid cooled. But maybe not IDK... Im new to this world. Here is the link: https://www.jofogas.hu/vas/Apple_g5_szamitogep__94120164.htm Also she is saying that it turns on but dont have a picture. Thanks a lot for your patience with me!
If it's a dual, then it's a dual processor. If it's liquid cooled it would either be a 2.5 or 2.7Ghz DP.

The later G5s (2.0DC (Dual Core), 2.3DC and 2.5 Quad) all have this plastic strip on the back left. In these photos that strip is not present which means it's not a dual core.
 

Fami7455

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It's either a DP 1.8GHz or a DP 2.0GHz PowerMac7,3 (The only dual models with four ram slots)

It also seems to have a PC Radeon 9600 with TSOP VRAM installed, which AFAIK can't be made to work on a PPC Mac. Not even flashed. That might be the reason why it isn't giving out a picture. Though I wouldn't discard a bad logic board, it's a very common issue with the 7,3s.

EDIT: It also seems to be missing the RAM.
 

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It's either a DP 1.8GHz or a DP 2.0GHz PowerMac7,3 (The only dual models with four ram slots)

It also seems to have a PC Radeon 9600 with TSOP VRAM installed, which AFAIK can't be made to work on a PPC Mac. Not even flashed. That might be the reason why it isn't giving out a picture. Though I wouldn't discard a bad logic board, it's a very common issue with the 7,3s.

EDIT: It also seems to be missing the RAM.
She is selling it for 30€... Can I go for it? Is it worth it? Thanks for clarification what model it can be!
EDIT: Wait, I just chexked everymac.com and it is saying that indeed only the 1.8 and 2.0 DP have 4 ram slots... but it also says that these two also have just pci expansion slots and this beast clearly have pci-x.
 
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Now I figured it out why just 4 ram slots are visible, they are divided into 4 and 4 with space between them like on this photo of PMG5:

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She is selling it for 30€... Can I go for it? Is it worth it? Thanks for clarification what model it can be!
EDIT: Wait, I just chexked everymac.com and it is saying that indeed only the 1.8 and 2.0 DP have 4 ram slots... but it also says that these two also have just pci expansion slots and this beast clearly have pci-x.
I honestly don't know if it's worth the gamble.

Those are 64-bit PCI slots, not PCI-X. Same physical slot, different capabilities.

Now I figured it out why just 4 ram slots are visible, they are divided into 4 and 4 with space between them like on this photo of PMG5:
Only two are visible, that's why I deduced it has only four. You can see the solder points for the extra slots next to the ones that are present.
 

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She is selling it for 30€... Can I go for it? Is it worth it? Thanks for clarification what model it can be!
EDIT: Wait, I just chexked everymac.com and it is saying that indeed only the 1.8 and 2.0 DP have 4 ram slots... but it also says that these two also have just pci expansion slots and this beast clearly have pci-x.
It sounds like you really want it and are hoping that it turns out to be acceptable and not a disappointment.

We should not have to convince you to buy something. 30€ is a decent price for almost any model of G5 - even if it turns out to not be what you're looking for.

Most of us own more than one model of G5. For 30€ it's possible to own more than one G5.

Buy or don't. Find out what your getting when you get it because no one can determine exactly what you are getting based on the information at hand.
 
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It sounds like you really want it and are hoping that it turns out to be acceptable and not a disappointment.

We should not have to convince you to buy something. 30€ is a decent price for almost any model of G5 - even if it turns out to not be what you're looking for.

Most of us own more than one model of G5. For 30€ it's possible to own more than one G5.

Buy or don't. Find out what your getting when you get it because no one can determine exactly what you are getting based on the information at hand.
I know but I was originally searching for quad but it doesnt seem to be existant in my state or something... IDK if its worth the gamble to buy it or just keep looking if some dualcores or quad will appear.
 

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If it's a dual, then it's a dual processor. If it's liquid cooled it would either be a 2.5 or 2.7Ghz DP.

The later G5s (2.0DC (Dual Core), 2.3DC and 2.5 Quad) all have this plastic strip on the back left. In these photos that strip is not present which means it's not a dual core.
The Late 2005s are also distinguishable by the larger front fan assembly and the single, large "G5" block on the processor, as opposed to two stacked "G5"s on earlier models.
[doublepost=1563158531][/doublepost]OP, see if you can get the seller to get a closer picture of the long gray sticker on the side of the computer, where the door would block it. It's slightly visible in the second shot where the whole thing is upside down, towards the top of the photo.

That would present the make and model, + tech specs.

As to the video issue... If you do end up getting it, try removing the GPU and cleaning its contacts, then reinsert it and try again. Could be a bad connection.
 
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IDK if its worth the gamble to buy it or just keep looking if some dualcores or quad will appear.
But that is my point.

What gamble? It's 30€. That's roughly equivalent to $34 USD. If you find a Quad later on then you own two G5's. Do you have something against owning more than one G5, or just against owning a G5 that isn't a Quad?

Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a jerk but if 30€ is enough to cause you to hesitate then you're in for a world of hurt when you see fair prices for a Quad.

And if you may be expecting and willing to spend much more for a Quad at a fair price then it's confusing as to why you wouldn't be willing to spend this amount (which is a fair price) for this G5.
 

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But that is my point.

What gamble? It's 30€. That's roughly equivalent to $34 USD. If you find a Quad later on then you own two G5's. Do you have something against owning more than one G5, or just against owning a G5 that isn't a Quad?

Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a jerk but if 30€ is enough to cause you to hesitate then you're in for a world of hurt when you see fair prices for a Quad.

And if you may be expecting and willing to spend much more for a Quad at a fair price then it's confusing as to why you wouldn't be willing to spend this amount (which is a fair price) for this G5.
Its because I dont know whoch G5 is worth how much. I hesitate on this version because of the geekbench score on the everymac.com site. Its not that hogh compared to my DLSD. And right now an iMac G5 is being shipped to me with very similiar geekbench score so what I wanna say is that it pointless for me to have a desktop thats the same in the performance like my notebook. But on the other hand I wanna buy it because its cheap and I wanna G5 and I dont mind owning even 5 of them... I think I am gonna buy it I just need to resolve the issue with shipping it to me. Speeding it up wouldnt be much of a hassle like with my DLSD.
 
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I hesitate on this version because of the geekbench score on the everymac.com site. Its not that hogh compared to my DLSD.
Judging by the photos - not a multi-core and has 8 RAM slots - the lowest model it could be is a Dual 1.8 which has a GB score of 1541 - considerably higher than your DLSD.
 

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Judging by the photos - not a multi-core and has 8 RAM slots - the lowest model it could be is a Dual 1.8 which has a GB score of 1541 - considerably higher than your DLSD.
The Fami7455 is right. I looked againat the photos and it indeed have 64bitPCI and just 4 ram slots. But as the z970mp said it would be good if the owner took a picture of the sticker with specs. I will try to write her to take a photo of the specs.
 

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The Fami7455 is right. I looked againat the photos and it indeed have 64bitPCI and just 4 ram slots. But as the z970mp said it would be good if the owner took a picture of the sticker with specs. I will try to write her to take a photo of the specs.
Sorry, I was looking at the wrong photo - yes, it has 4 slots, even so the lowest model it can be is still over 1500 in Geekbench. I had the 4 slot Dual 2.0Ghz and it was excellent - I used it when I was a freelance designer.
 
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Sorry, I was looking at the wrong photo - yes, it has 4 slots, even so the lowest model it can be is still over 1500 in Geekbench. I had the 4 slot Dual 2.0Ghz and it was excellent - I used it when I was a freelance designer.
What is the lowest model it can be with 4 ram slots?
 

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for 30 euro it's worth it regardless, as there's at least 30 euro worth of spares in there if it doesn't work and you have to strip it.
 
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