Picked up a PowerMac G5 Quad w/ 8GB RAM.

sarthak

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Going to pick up a PowerMac G5 Quad today. Was wondering if there was anything in particular I should look for?

Specs:
- Quad Model
- 8GB DIMM (probably 1GB sticks)
- Stock 6600 Card

Seller indicates it works fine. I ask because these are liquid cooled and some experienced leaks as I am aware.

The MR community has better sense of the signs to look for.

Any help appreciated.
 
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Zotaccian

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Well you can of course ask him if he has monitored for possible leaks, as far as I know in order to see any clear indication you would need to remove the "G5" cover which might be difficult if the lock pin is still in place. I assume the Quad is built just the same as Dual 2.5 where in order to see power supply you would need to remove the metallic plate which would require you to remove CPU modules first.

If you are buying a machine and are worried about its stability and reliability, then maybe Quad G5 is not the best option...
 

MisterKeeks

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If they let you, you could try running ASD 2.6.3 on it. It takes a while though, so probably not.
 

sarthak

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Picked it up a few hours ago. I checked the basics in System Profiler and Disk Utility (in terms of specs). The unit seems to be in clean shape. Minor scratches on the casing, inside is relatively dust free, power cable had lots of dust (cleaned it to sparkling white).

The lock pin is present, so I haven't opened up the G5 cover to check the tubing.

Issues:
- PCI-E slot covers are missing (one slot occupied by 6600).
- The SuperDrive cover seems to get stuck when it opens down. I have to manually move it up very slightly before it springs shut again. Will post some pics and see how it can be repaired.

Was thinking of doing the following modifications:
- Installing Dual SSDs pulled out of my Mac Pro.
- Unfortunately, no space to put the 2 stock Hard Drives that came with the PowerMac G5.
- Exploring possible Graphics Card upgrade options to drive Dual Cinema HD 30" displays.

The machine is intended to replace my Mac Pro fully as I am downgrading to something with enough power to handle daily tasks as well as some photography needs. The Mac Pro I have seems to go unused most of the time unless I am processing shots.
 

Zotaccian

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Why are you downgrading? The Quad will consume more electricity and still be slower with worse software support? :eek:
 

Altemose

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Picked it up a few hours ago. I checked the basics in System Profiler and Disk Utility (in terms of specs). The unit seems to be in clean shape. Minor scratches on the casing, inside is relatively dust free, power cable had lots of dust (cleaned it to sparkling white).

The lock pin is present, so I haven't opened up the G5 cover to check the tubing.

Issues:
- PCI-E slot covers are missing (one slot occupied by 6600).
- The SuperDrive cover seems to get stuck when it opens down. I have to manually move it up very slightly before it springs shut again. Will post some pics and see how it can be repaired.

Was thinking of doing the following modifications:
- Installing Dual SSDs pulled out of my Mac Pro.
- Unfortunately, no space to put the 2 stock Hard Drives that came with the PowerMac G5.
- Exploring possible Graphics Card upgrade options to drive Dual Cinema HD 30" displays.

The machine is intended to replace my Mac Pro fully as I am downgrading to something with enough power to handle daily tasks as well as some photography needs. The Mac Pro I have seems to go unused most of the time unless I am processing shots.
The dual SSDs must be SATA II or SATA I to ensure compatibility with the G5. eBay is probably going to be the best place to get a new graphics card for that age of a machine. The SuperDrive cover can be replaced but it isn't exactly fun to do since the optical drive has to be removed and you are shoving your hand down in between the drive shelf and the top of the case.

May I ask why you went from a Mac Pro to a G5? Just get a bright light and have a look around the CPUs in the G5. A small LED flashlight will work great here! How much did you pay for this machine?
 

sarthak

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Why are you downgrading? The Quad will consume more electricity and still be slower with worse software support? :eek:
TL;DR or simply stated, I don't "need" the performance of the Mac Pro. It's definitely helpful and speeds up some tasks but, it sits there unused for much of the time...I've transitioned out of the media industry for the most part, retaining photography as a hobby. So there really isn't many heavy tasks I do.

I contemplated downgrading for quite some time and decided on the PowerMac G5 (quad model). A decent Intel Mac notebook should do the job but I'm looking for a traditional desktop style machine in addition to an Apple notebook.

The Mac Pro has worked great but, I end up actually utilizing the power only when I need to process photographs. When it is powered on though, I tend to be doing light tasks (Safari, Mail, WPX, PNK etc.).

After using Lightroom 2 and Adobe CS4 Master Collection on my PowerBook G4, I don't recon a negative impact on my workflow (aside from the performance). The PowerMac G5 should be able to handle it without a problem.

I'm still holding on to my Mac Pro for the time until it sells (which could take some time).

The dual SSDs must be SATA II or SATA I to ensure compatibility with the G5. eBay is probably going to be the best place to get a new graphics card for that age of a machine. The SuperDrive cover can be replaced but it isn't exactly fun to do since the optical drive has to be removed and you are shoving your hand down in between the drive shelf and the top of the case.

May I ask why you went from a Mac Pro to a G5? Just get a bright light and have a look around the CPUs in the G5. A small LED flashlight will work great here! How much did you pay for this machine?
I should be able to stick the two SSDs in there as they don't require special handling. The drives are the OCZ Agility 3 120GB and the OCZ Agility 4 128GB. Not the best drives but are both SATA 3 and backwards compatible with SATA 2 as being used on the Mac Pro currently.

One of the concerns I have is the number of drives. Once I sell my Mac Pro, I will need to fit in a WD 4TB Black that I use to store all the captures.

Code:
Some of the possible configurations are:
-> Leopard SSD into Bay 1 and WD 4TB into Bay 2.
or 
-> Utilize the CalDigit FASTA-4E I have with an external eSATA enclosure to house the WD 4TB. Both SSDs would fit inside then.
or
-> Leave the 160GB and 80GB drives untouched. Connect up the WD 4TB and both SSDs using external eSATA enclosures separately.
I have a CalDigit FASTA-4E which is currently in the Mac Pro, if it works backwards with the PowerMac G5. I could use a different configuration.

As for the SuperDrive cover, the metal component seems just very slightly bent causing it to get stuck when it's open. I will remove the SuperDrive to see if I can get it into place.

I paid around $160 Canadian including cost of gas to pick the unit up. It's a great deal given they're going for around $300 - $500 locally depending on RAM (same price range as Mac Pro '06 stock). This particular unit was upgraded to 8GB (1GB sticks) which is sufficient.
 
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Altemose

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TL;DR or simply stated, I don't "need" the performance of the Mac Pro. It's definitely helpful and speeds up some tasks but, it sits there unused for much of the time...I've transitioned out of the media industry for the most part, retaining photography as a hobby. So there really isn't many heavy tasks I do.

I contemplated downgrading for quite some time and decided on the PowerMac G5 (quad model). A decent Intel Mac notebook should do the job but I'm looking for a traditional desktop style machine in addition to an Apple notebook.

The Mac Pro has worked great but, I end up actually utilizing the power only when I need to process photographs. When it is powered on though, I tend to be doing light tasks (Safari, Mail, WPX, PNK etc.).

After using Lightroom 2 and Adobe CS4 Master Collection on my PowerBook G4, I don't recon a negative impact on my workflow (aside from the performance). The PowerMac G5 should be able to handle it without a problem.

I'm still holding on to my Mac Pro for the time until it sells (which could take some time).



I am unsure of how to mount the SSD in there in terms of whether or not in requires a tray or I can just stick it in there and plug it in since it doesn't require special handling.

The drives I have in the Mac Pro currently are the OCZ Agility 3 120GB and the OCZ Agility 4 128GB. They're not the best drives but are both SATA 3 backwards compatible with SATA 2 that's on the Mac Pro currently.

One of the concerns I have is the number of drives. Once I sell my Mac Pro, I will need to fit in a WD 4TB Black that I use to store all the captures. I mean I can stick the SSDs almost anywhere in the unit. Though I'd need to get a PCI-E SATA card.

I have a CalDigit FASTA-4E which is currently in the Mac Pro, if it works backwards with the PowerMac G5. I could use one of the SSDs externally via eSATA 2.

As for the SuperDrive cover, the metal component seems just very slightly bent causing it to get stuck when it's open. I will remove the SuperDrive to see if I can get it into place.

I paid around $160 Canadian including cost of gas to pick the unit up. It's a great deal given they're going for around $300 - $500 locally (same price range as Mac Pro '06 stock).
I would test the SSDs as most SATA III SSDs don't work in PPC Macs. I replaced the SuperDrive cover due to the same issue. You should get a 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive adapter.
 

sarthak

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I would test the SSDs as most SATA III SSDs don't work in PPC Macs. I replaced the SuperDrive cover due to the same issue. You should get a 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive adapter.
Plugged them both in. Speed is a little slow according to xbench (don't know of any other utility to check with).

AGILITY 4 128GB - OK - Connects and works as expected - Benchmark Attached



AGILITY 3 120GB - ?? OK - Connects and works just fine - Benchmark gives error, probably because this drive has an install of Mavericks on it.


Other than that, both drives are working just as expected.
 
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Altemose

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Plugged them both in. Speed is a little slow according to xbench (don't know of any other utility to check with).

AGILITY 4 128GB - OK - Connects and works as expected - Benchmark Attached


AGILITY 3 120GB - ?? OK - Connects and works just fine - Benchmark gives error, probably because this drive has an install of Mavericks on it.

Other than that, both drives are working just as expected.

Glad to hear they work. Are they bootable?
 

sarthak

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Glad to hear they work. Are they bootable?
I wouldn't be able to say as of yet. They're going to be placed back into the Mac Pro as they have data on them. Once I am able to sell the Mac Pro, I'll clone the G5's drive onto one SSD and attempt to boot from it.

On a side note:
- The 8GB of RAM seems plentiful on the G5 running 10.5.8 and a few basic apps...
- On my Mac Pro I seem to be down to the last few megabytes much of the time (7GB RAM - originally had 8GB, 1 DIMM failed, had to remove 2 since they can only be used in pairs).
- Could also be related to huge VM sizes on both machines (VM larger on G5 whereas, the Mac Pro seems to have lots of inactive memory). Speaks of the difference in the way the OS versions handle memory management.

Added screens to the previous post.
 

Altemose

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I wouldn't be able to say as of yet. They're going to be placed back into the Mac Pro as they have data on them. Once I am able to sell the Mac Pro, I'll clone the G5's drive onto one SSD and attempt to boot from it.

On a side note:
- The 8GB of RAM seems plentiful on the G5 running 10.5.8 and a few basic apps...
- On my Mac Pro I seem to be down to the last few megabytes much of the time (7GB RAM - originally had 8GB, 1 DIMM failed, had to remove 2 since they can only be used in pairs).
- Could also be related to huge VM sizes on both machines (VM larger on G5 whereas, the Mac Pro seems to have lots of inactive memory). Speaks of the difference in the way the OS versions handle memory management.

Added screens to the previous post.
Was your Mac Pro running Mavericks? If so it will routinely use all of the RAM but indeed it is a better memory management system.
 

sarthak

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Was your Mac Pro running Mavericks? If so it will routinely use all of the RAM but indeed it is a better memory management system.
That is correct. I recall the same behavior on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" a little while back. That is also when they removed the purge command.
 

Altemose

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That is correct. I recall the same behavior on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" a little while back. That is also when they removed the purge command.
Under an older OS I doubt that the Mac Pro would have used even close to that much RAM. Free RAM is wasted RAM. My MacBook Pro routinely hits the 15.75 GB used mark in Mavericks, however when under Lion or Mountain Lion I would be using no more than 10 or 12 GB.
 

sarthak

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Best of luck to you.
Thanks. I'm (probably) going to need it.

Cleaned up the machine a bit. Also, installed 3 PCI-E slot covers and apple screws (out of a spare G4 733).

The machine has crashed twice now.

FIRST AUG 3 14 (While scrolling PDF in Preview)
Code:
Interval Since Last Panic Report:  76162 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    A85EB6BB-0AF8-4C4B-A67A-F9CB46D34481

Sun Aug  3 16:00:51 2014


Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x0000000000000000 PC=0x00000000000AD1CC
Latest crash info for cpu 0:
   Exception state (sv=0x7a019500)
      PC=0x000AD1CC; MSR=0x00001030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x00041E40; R1=0x669D7B40; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
      Backtrace:
0x0047932C 0x00041E34 0x00030BBC 0x000AC898 0x0001D130 
         backtrace terminated - unaligned frame address: 0x669D7D70

Proceeding back via exception chain:
   Exception state (sv=0x7a019500)
      previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
   Exception state (sv=0x7a062000)
      PC=0x91521088; MSR=0x0000F030; DAR=0x56E13564; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x915940F4; R1=0xBFFF71A0; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

Mac OS version:
9L31a

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC
System model name: PowerMac11,2

System uptime in nanoseconds: 15881304202263
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.Apple02DBDMAAudio	2.5.8f1 - last unloaded 3553019214
loaded kexts:
com.apple.filesystems.afpfs	9.0.2 - last loaded 1639904137
com.apple.nke.asp_tcp	4.7.1
com.apple.filesystems.autofs	2.0.2
com.apple.driver.AppleTopazAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleOnyxAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.GeForcePPC	5.4.8
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver	1.0.6
com.apple.nvidia.nv40halppc	5.4.8
com.apple.driver.AppleTexasAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleTexas2Audio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.PowerMac11_2_ThermalProfile	3.4.0d0
com.apple.driver.AppleDACAAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleSCCSerial	1.3.2
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CSMUSat	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CLM7x	1.9d0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP	1.7.7
com.apple.driver.AppleK2Driver	1.7.2f1
com.apple.driver.IOI2CMaxim6690	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.AppleSMUMonitor	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CMaxim1631	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.AppleI2S	1.0.1f1
com.apple.driver.IOI2CPulsar	1.5.2d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CControllerSMU	1.1.1d2
com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver	1.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDMouse	1.2.4b3
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard	1.0.9b4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub	3.5.2
com.apple.driver.PioneerSuperDrive	2.0.9
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient	2.1.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter	2.7.91
com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage	2.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub	3.4.9
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport	1.5.3
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient	3.5.2
com.apple.driver.AppleK2SATA	1.0.4f2
com.apple.driver.AppleGPIO	1.3.0d0
com.apple.driver.MacIOGPIO	1.3.0d0
com.apple.driver.AppleMPIC	1.5.3
com.apple.driver.AppleI2C	4.0.0d2
com.apple.driver.IOI2CControllerPPC	1.1.1d2
com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet	2.2.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI	3.9.7
com.apple.driver.AppleKauaiATA	1.2.1f4
com.apple.driver.AppleK2SATARoot	1.0.5b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleK2	1.7.2f1
com.apple.driver.AppleSMU	1.2.1d1
com.apple.driver.AppleMacRiscPCI	3.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleCore99NVRAM	1.1.1
com.apple.driver.AppleFlashNVRAM	1.0.5
com.apple.security.seatbelt	107.12
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall	1.8.77
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet	3
com.apple.driver.DiskImages	199
com.apple.BootCache	30.4
com.apple.driver.AppleMacRISC4PE	2.0.4d9
com.apple.driver.AppleOnboardAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleDBDMA@
SECOND AUG 4 14 (Launched Mail from cold boot)
Code:
Interval Since Last Panic Report:  36152 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    A85EB6BB-0AF8-4C4B-A67A-F9CB46D34481

Mon Aug  4 18:57:21 2014


Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x700 - Program DAR=0x000000000001D000 PC=0x000000000047931C
Latest crash info for cpu 0:
   Exception state (sv=0x66986a00)
      PC=0x0047931C; MSR=0x00089030; DAR=0x0001D000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x0047931C; R1=0x5C603B90; XCP=0x0000001C (0x700 - Program)
      Backtrace:
0x0047931C 
Proceeding back via exception chain:
   Exception state (sv=0x66986a00)
      previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
   Exception state (sv=0x114cc80)
      PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
9L31a

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC
System model name: PowerMac11,2

System uptime in nanoseconds: 122538393827
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.Apple02DBDMAAudio	2.5.8f1 - last unloaded 3730527584
loaded kexts:
com.apple.filesystems.afpfs	9.0.2 - last loaded 1827714359
com.apple.nke.asp_tcp	4.7.1
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs	1.5.5
com.apple.filesystems.autofs	2.0.2
com.apple.GeForcePPC	5.4.8
com.apple.nvidia.nv40halppc	5.4.8
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver	1.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleTopazAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleOnyxAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleTexasAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleTexas2Audio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.PowerMac11_2_ThermalProfile	3.4.0d0
com.apple.driver.AppleDACAAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleSCCSerial	1.3.2
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CSMUSat	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CLM7x	1.9d0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP	1.7.7
com.apple.driver.AppleK2Driver	1.7.2f1
com.apple.driver.IOI2CMaxim6690	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.AppleSMUMonitor	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CMaxim1631	1.9d0
com.apple.driver.AppleI2S	1.0.1f1
com.apple.driver.IOI2CPulsar	1.5.2d0
com.apple.driver.IOI2CControllerSMU	1.1.1d2
com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver	1.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHIDMouse	1.2.4b3
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDKeyboard	1.0.9b4
com.apple.driver.iTunesPhoneDriver	1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass	2.0.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub	3.5.2
com.apple.driver.PioneerSuperDrive	2.0.9
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient	2.1.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter	2.7.91
com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage	2.0.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub	3.4.9
com.apple.driver.AppleK2SATA	1.0.4f2
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient	3.5.2
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport	1.5.3
com.apple.driver.AppleGPIO	1.3.0d0
com.apple.driver.MacIOGPIO	1.3.0d0
com.apple.driver.AppleMPIC	1.5.3
com.apple.driver.AppleI2C	4.0.0d2
com.apple.driver.IOI2CControllerPPC	1.1.1d2
com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet	2.2.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI	3.9.7
com.apple.driver.AppleKauaiATA	1.2.1f4
com.apple.driver.AppleK2SATARoot	1.0.5b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBOHCI	3.4.6
com.apple.driver.AppleK2	1.7.2f1
com.apple.driver.AppleSMU	1.2.1d1
com.apple.driver.AppleMacRiscPCI	3.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleCore99NVRAM	1.1.1
com.apple.driver.AppleFlashNVRAM	1.0.5
com.apple.security.seatbelt	107.12
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall	1.8.77
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet	3
com.apple.driver.DiskImages	199
com.apple.BootCache	30.4
com.apple.driver.AppleMacRISC4PE	2.0.4d9
com.apple.NVDAResmanPPC	5.4.8
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport	1.7.3
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily	1.7.3
com.apple.driver.AppleOnboardAudio	2.5.8f1
com.apple.driver.AppleDBDMAAp
Not sure what it could be. First KP indicates data access - second KP indicates program fault.

Temps


Going to run ASD (if I can find a copy) on it and see what the results are.
 
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sarthak

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I may be wrong but I believe 2.5.8 is the last version for PowerMac G5s.
Managed to get a copy via some strange tor**t websites. I am trying to boot 2.5.7. The description did say 2.6.3 runs for PowerMac G5 (Late 2005) so an earlier version might not boot.

Ran memory test (remember) and it PASSED.

UPDATE: Got another unfortunate KP just now.

Code:
Interval Since Last Panic Report:  0 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    A85EB6BB-0AF8-4C4B-A67A-F9CB46D34481

Tue Aug  5 00:49:40 2014


Unresolved kernel trap(cpu 0): 0x300 - Data access DAR=0x00000000000000A3 PC=0x00000000000AD1CC
Latest crash info for cpu 0:
   Exception state (sv=0x7af46a00)
      PC=0x000AD1CC; MSR=0x00001030; DAR=0x000000A3; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00034BC4; R1=0x669EBC10; XCP=0x0000000C (0x300 - Data access)
      Backtrace:
0x000369A0 0x00034BB8 0x002A9E58 0x002AA1FC 0x8D3F190C 0x000B1DD4 
      Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
         com.apple.filesystems.afpfs(9.0.2)@0x8d3e4000->0x40fff
Proceeding back via exception chain:
   Exception state (sv=0x7af46a00)
      previously dumped as "Latest" state. skipping...
   Exception state (sv=0x66bcbc80)
      PC=0x00000000; MSR=0x0000D030; DAR=0x00000000; DSISR=0x00000000; LR=0x00000000; R1=0x00000000; XCP=0x00000000 (Unknown)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
9L31a

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC
System model name: PowerMac11,2

System uptime in nanoseconds: 21088552792319
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.Apple02DBDMAAudio	2.5.8f1 - last unloaded 5881752379
loaded kexts:
com.apple.filesystems.afpfs	9.0.2 - last loaded 2420020209
com.apple.nke.asp_tcp	4.7.1
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs	1.5.5
com.apple.filesystems.autofs	2.0.2
com.apple.GeForcePPC	5.4.8
com.apple.nvidia.nv40halppc	5.4.8
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Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
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Managed to get a copy via some strange tor**t websites. I am trying to boot 2.5.7. The description did say 2.6.3 runs for PowerMac G5 (Late 2005) so an earlier version might not boot.

Ran memory test (remember) and it PASSED.

Maybe you should try whatever the final is to do a total hardware test.
 

sarthak

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 19, 2012
468
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Canada
Here is a DropBox Link to ASD 2.6.3 that I use on my PowerMac G5 quad.
Great! Will try it out your copy.

Did the following today:
Code:
PRAM Reset		OK
NVRAM Reset		OK
PMU Reset		OK

Repair Perms		OK
Erase Free Space	OK
I suspect the DATA ACCESS errors could be related to a bad install of the OS. The system came with a clean install of 10.5.6 and I went in and formatted the drive (quick) and did another install of 10.5.6 excluding additional languages/fonts and printer drivers.

It only took about 7 minutes to install over again. Hopefully wiping free space and the resets did the trick.

Will try out ASD anyways to ensure everything is up and good to go.

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Tried copies sourced from the net:
I downloaded the entire ASD set as well as an individual DMG (~300mb) for ASD 2.6.3 and another DMG for ASD 2.5.7...

Unfortunately the notes for 2.5.7 does not include the G5 Quad (Late 2005) model in the list.

Burned ASD 2.6.3 to a DVD and tried booting from it, shows up a grey apple logo screen. Moments later, fans kick in full speed and red LED is lit inside. Because of the noise, I couldn't tell if that's normal and the DVD is still reading or not. Had to power it down.

Haven't tried the 2.6.3 one that came in the full set.

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UPDATE: Forgot to read the disclosure. Key is to hold "C" when turning on your computer with the DVD inserted. It won't boot from startup selection in sys pref or from holding option.

* ASD 2.6.3 for PowerMac G5 (Late 2005) will not boot on the OS portion the DVD, only OF testing is supported. If you attempt to run Diagnostic (OS) from the system picker the system will hang while trying to boot into OS.
Burning your 27meg version. I guess that includes just the OF testing.

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UPDATE 2: Burned (the one you provided) ASD and the machine PASSED all tests. Did not run test on MLB, Memory or Hard Disks (Upper/Lower) at the moment. It's quite time consuming so I will run them at night.
 
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