Prototype Quad?

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    So for the past week that I've had the Quad, I've had no luck finding the S/N anywhere including the Apple website. The only other thing I can say is that it may be a prototype, the S/N indicates that the Quad was made in the US in August of 05. The sticker on the bottom that includes the EMC and Model numbers is missing. There was sticker residue on the bottom that could have been the DVT sticker but there is no way to tell. Besides from that, everything seems completely normal, a blue logic board, and all. The DVD drive was manufactured in June of 05, once I get the power cord and graphics card I should be able to determine more. The S/N is G85344FCU7N
     
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    Is the serial number reported by the System Profiler (About this Mac/More Info) the same as the outside sticker?
     
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    I don't know as the power cord and graphics card aren't here yet
     
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    Ah, OK, that has the strange power connector! I had one of those AC cords, not sure where I got it, but it wouldn't plug in to anything else that I have ever seen - so I had no use for it.
    I understand now, nothing else will work.. There might be some kind of pigtail adapter that you can use with a standard cord, but I have never looked for one of those.

    Did you buy it without any graphics card?
     
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    Yeah I bought it with no GPU ram of HDD I found some ram at my grandpas house and one of my friends is giving me some.
     
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    The Quad takes PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM. Is that what you have now?
     
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    It's pc2-3200 and my friend is giving me pc2-5200 and they are all unbuffed
     
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    Chipmunkj.nl shows the serial as

    Nice Name:
    Please visit our facebook page
    Family name:
    Group1:
    Group2:
    Generation:
    Production week : -34- (August)
    Production year : -2005-
    Production number: 5146 (within this week)
    Model introduced: --
    Memory - number of slots: Please tell us how many memory (RAM) slots this machine has.
    Factory: G8 (USA)
     
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    Yeah that's where I got the date and factory info. But no detailed specs
     
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    The date and factory are in the serial number
     
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    I doubt this may be of any relevance but there is a Mac Pro 5,1 prototype up on ebay right now with the LEDs on the motherboard showing the status of the machine (as an Xserve would) so this MP was a server with a bit of Xserve tech. Maybe once you power it up that can share a few details!
     
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    I'm not too sure I haven't opened it up.. I need to get RAM now as the sticks I have don't work...
     
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    Open it, open it, open it.....:D
     
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    I'm thinking if I look through the the fans on the back I can tell if there are 1 or two pumps
     
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    Ok I got it running, fans went crazy and I'm dusting out the LCS, it's a single pump Delphi LCS
     
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    Maybe a huge discovery, the LCS says DVT on it along with the Logic Board
     
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    If this is truly a prototype then I am surprised Apple did not destroy it. That being said, it a cool machine nonetheless.
     
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    I wish I had a 10.4 P4 'G5' prototype (wasn't it also released to developers, so maybe more are still floating around?). I could potentially swap a newer board into it, but it would destroy the collectability. Nonetheless, I'm glad this G5 'slipped'. Maybe a developer left it at a bar...
     
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    Had it hor a while:

    1. You can´t put PC board easily, chassis still needs cutting. That Developer Transition Kit G5/P4 had custom board which had its I/O ports in same positions like real G5.

    2. Power Supply is 450W G5, so, you can´t attach it to standard PC ATX board without modifications.

    3. CPU is P4 Prescott 3.6 GHz which is hot as hell. It is cooled (not very well) with non branded standard socket 775 cooler and fan is almost always at full speed.

    4. You can install Windows XP or Tiger For Intel on it.

    5. It has integrated GPU with DVI PCIe bracket, and I used it with PC Radeon X800 XT.

    It is interesting and rare but too old and too hot.
     
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    Ill get some more pics tonight, I'm working on some AP classes right now lol. I'm typing this from the Quad right now, here's system profiler shot,
     

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