iMac G5 questions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by shivermetimbers, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

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    I figured i would run this past you guys to see what you think. I have a 17" iMac G5. I have had it since 07. It has been a fantastic mo-cheen. However, I am going to give it to my mother whom has been plagued by PC ailments. Both of her PC's are on their last legs.

    Since this will be her first Apple, I wanted to maximize the experience for her. I was going to wipe the hard drive clean and give her a fresh start. Since this ran Tiger, would it be beneficial to have Snow Leopard on it before I give it to her? Maybe look at a HDD upgrade? Wipe the hard drive clean and leave it alone? Take it to the Apple store and have it looked over? Idea's...

    I have ran macs since 07. I have bragged to her about how nice they run. This iMac has ran flawless for me. I fear that I will get it to her and something stupid like the HDD will take a dump.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Snow Leopard won't run on it (once it's released): it's Intel only.
     
  3. shivermetimbers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I got my lines crossed...more than likley. It is a Intel iMac. I know that positively. I thought the all white 17" iMacs released in late 06/07 were G5's? My bad for faulty info....
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no such thing as an Intel G5. All G5 CPUs are IBM PowerPC. The first Intel iMac was released January 2006. So you have an Intel iMac, not a G5.
     
  5. shivermetimbers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right! I got it straight, I changed my sig line to reflect. I thought it was a G5, that was my mistake. I just wiki'ed it. Its an early itel iMac. Sorry, for the confusion.....mostly on my part.

    Any words of wisdom on revamping it for my situation or leave it be? I have never wiped the hard drive clean on it since I have had it. I kept a lot of BS I thought was unneccesary off it to keep it running smoothly.
     

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