Power Supply Transplant? PowerMac to Intel Xeon 8 Core?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Velocity, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Velocity macrumors newbie

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    My MacPro Xeon power supply started "putt-putt-putting" a couple of weeks ago, then died abruptly. I'm resigned to replacing the power supply one way or another; but, before buying a replacement, I just want to check to see if my old G5 PowerMac might have a compatible power supply. Anybody know, just off the cuff? My Xeon is 8 Core, and I think it has a 980w power supply. Is the G5 PowerMac anywhere close?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The G5's power supply cannot be used in a Mac Pro.
     
  3. Velocity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that's the answer I expected. Just grabbing at straws before I actually buy a replacement. I appreciate it!
     
  4. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, they're completely different, unfortunately. G5 towers have a long, skinny PSU installed at the bottom of the case. On the Mac Pro, it's a boxier unit right next to the optical drive carrier.

    Also, check in System Information to verify which Mac Pro you have (1,1, 2,1, 3,1, etc.). The part numbers do differ across generations.
     

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