Power Mac g5 upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nickco43, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Nickco43 macrumors newbie

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    Dose anybody recommend any upgrades for a 2004 power Mac g5. I just got one.
     
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    What are the specs? There are/were a fair few made in 2004.
     
  3. Nickco43 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1.8 ghz proseser
    64mp video card
    2gb of memory
    80 hard drive
     
  4. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    Dual or single?

    The 2004 single 1.8 and dual 1.8 can take up to 4gb PC3200 DDR RAM. You can pick up an extra 2gb's for around £30 over here in the UK. 80gb Hard drive is very very tight for a pretty damn powerful G5, they take your standard 3.5" SATA drives, there's two drive slots so I'd look around for maybe some WD blue drives. Or you can look at refurbs or used drives on eBay (cheap as chips). As to a graphics card, you may want to upgrade that too, but 64mb is okay for all non gaming stuff. If you would want to upgrade your graphics I'd look a tmaybe a 9600 XT. They're at 128mb VRAM or maybe if you want to play some games look at an Nvidia Quadro FX 4500. They're nice cards and have 512mb VRAM.
     
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