Old timer squeeze

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rantingrich, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. rantingrich macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Any advice about how to get some more power out of a POWERMAC G-5 QUAD 2.5s MAXED out ram at 14 gig running OS 10.8, 512 Quadro FX 4500 VC
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Maybe you should ask in the PowerPC Macs forum? Might get better help there than here in the Mac Pro (Intel) forum.
  3. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    I'm pretty sure you mean OS 10.5.8 since that's the latest OS supported by your G5.

    The only thing you can do is add an SSD. Since your Mac only has SATA1 there is no point in getting a SATA3 SSD over a SATA2 one. The maximum theoretical throughput you can achieve is 187MB/s, which just about any SSD achieves, no matter which generation.
    Bottom line: Get the most affordable SSD (SATA2 or SATA3) that suits your needs size-wise. It will be at least twice as fast as your current HDD.

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