leaking g5's

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  1. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    i have been reading about g5's cpu coolers leaking, i have a 2.5 dp g5, is it likely that it will leak, and is so will apple repair/replace it
     
  2. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    It is extremely unlikely for your unit to suddenly spring a coolant leak considering it was never liquid-cooled in the first place. You might try asking Apple anyway, you never know...
     
  3. max¥¥ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i thourght the dp g5's where lliquad-cooled:confused:, or maby that was the dual core g5's
     
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    The Power Macintosh G5/2.5 DP (PCI-X) (June 2004), Power Macintosh G5/2.7 DP (PCI-X) (Early 2005), and Power Macintosh G5 "Quad Core" (2.5) (Late 2005) all have a liquid cooling system.
     
  5. max¥¥ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so my mac is liquid cooled (mine is the 2.5 dp pci-x)
     
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    My bad. I thought the 2.7Ghz from 2005 was the only liquid cooled model. My apologies. :)
     
  7. max¥¥ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no probs, it wouldn't be the end of the world if it broke, i only use it for cpu intensive tasks (video encoding ect)
     
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    i just pulled apart my pm g5, it is water cooled, and it isn't leaking(yay:D)
     
  10. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    Seems that many of them leak. It seems that every few times I visit lowend mac or xlr8yourmac I see new posts about the issue.

    From what I have read Apple has even replaced units out of warrantee with a quad core mac pro.
     
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    Maybe then, if you're lucky, it will start leak when you'll put it together :D
     
  12. max¥¥ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually i think there is a very very small leak in it, as when i started it up without the case or cpu cover on i could hear air in the system
     
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    Inspect hoses, waterblocks gaskets (seals?), radiator and pump connections carefully. If you will see any leak signs (or green/gray/white stain anywhere) - you got it :) Flashlight will be helpful.
     

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