Is the dual 2.3GHz PowerMac Liquid Cooled?

ITguy2016

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Considering the purchase of a dual 2.3GHz PowerMac G5. Are either version liquid cooled? I didn't see LCS specifically called out on EveryMac for the 2.3GHz systems (I did for the 2.7GHz system). If the system is liquid cooled I'll probably pass as I already have an LCS cooled system (2.7GHz) and I want to avoid any more.
 

MacCubed

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No it is not, the only liquid cooled models are the 2.7GHz DP (Early 2005), the 2.5GHz DP (Early 2005), and the 2.5GHz QP (Late 2005). The Quad being the most reliable of the 3.
 

chibiterasu

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As already said its not LC, (I just wanted to chip in) I really like mine and the air cooling is why I chose it (I also needed PCI-X for some SCSI cards) You may know this already but the dual 2.3 DP only supports AGP and DDR ram compared to PCI-E and DDR2 ram in your dual 2.7 or 2.3 DC (edit: but yours might be a DC) but with a couple of upgrades can still be a fast Power Mac!
 
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ITguy2016

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Thanks for the information guys. Sounds like something I'll want to pick up.
 

chibiterasu

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To my knowledge no PowerMac G5 used PCI graphics. They only used AGP and PCIe.
I thought this as well until this evening.


i didn't know that any ppc g5 used a pci graphics card pretty cool.
As it turns out you can use a ATI Radeon 9200 PCI card in any G5 that has PCI-X slots, however it's quite an old card and using a better graphics card that supports dual DVI (unlike the FX 5200 with its one ADC and one DVI) would probably be a better option. (Unless you have an ADC monitor or that very expensive converter box)

Edit: or you could even have many displays hooked up if needed!
 
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