Really, 4 core 2.26 Ghz is not good enough for music?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rabidz7, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded spotify on my g5 imac today and it did not run. Does anyone know how to hack a new version of spotify to run on my imac. Spotify sucks make your code work on super computers, not on 32 bit xp crap netbooks!
     
  2. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello Rabidz7, and welcome to MacRumors. Now to start off, Your iMac G5 is a single core 2.26 GHz G5 Processor, not a quad-core. Quad cores are found on the newer macs (2009-2011 era). Since Apple killed off PowerPC 6 years ago, software support is very limited and users like you will have to use older versions. Since, the Architecture of the processor (PowerPC) is different then a modern Architecture (Intel), Software Programmers cant be bothered coding in 2 architecture and PowerPC is a dying era, so They don't even waste there time.

    As far as spotify, you can download the latest version for PowerPC here,

    http://powerpcsoftware.com/downloads/Spotify-0.6.6.10.dmg
     
  3. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    Did you accidentally post this to the wrong forum?
     
  4. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    No, he is trying to say "Make Spotify work on my "Supercomputer" iMac G5, not on a crappy XP netbook" When he doesnt understand architectures and how a XP netbook is running on an Intel Processor.
     
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  6. LeoTheLion89, Aug 12, 2012
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    the only G5 to have more than one processor or a Dual Core and Quad Core G5 were the PowerMac G5s the fastest G5 PowerMac was indeed a dual 2.7GHz which was the early 2005 model. I cannot seem to find it now but somewhere i read there was a Liquid Cooled Quad Core G5 but i need someone to verify that i also heard of a Dual Core G5 (NOT dual Processor). iMac G5s only are single core single processor units. All though i do find it odd how they can make a iMac G5 which is as thin as a laptop but couldnt make a Mini G5 or iBook or PowerBook G5.
     
  7. andyriot macrumors member

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    This thread is about the G5 iMac not PowerMac.
     
  8. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    yes i realized my mistake and have since corrected it.
     
  9. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

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    Yep I have a Quad G5 sitting in my closet.

    They were able to make the iMac G5 thin by using single core chips with slower FSB and clock speeds. The higher frequency G5s require some pretty extreme cooling, so that and the power usage were really the only limitations regarding thickness. The PowerBook G5 never existed because of the cooling problem and the power usage of the G5 chip itself.
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    You read correctly, I'm typing this reply on just such a machine.
     
  11. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    how come there was no Mini G5?

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    does it run YouTube without MacTubes?
     
  12. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    very nicely, and even in 720 full screen when available.
     
  13. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    man im so jealous i cant even run YouTube in 720p on my Windows gaming rig or 64bit ubuntu
     
  14. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    do u have any idea how much a PM G5 1.8GHz Single is going for? for the price of G5s i can just buy a brand new computer for such prices!
     
  15. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Then don't feel jealous. Save up and buy one.

    Wait for the best deals around. They do come once in a while.
     
  16. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    did find a iBook G4 for 15 bucks but the damn things broken
     
  17. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Then learn to fix. I learn a lot by fixing things. Not by asking so much on the forums, I only ask if I don't have the resources anymore and facing a blank wall.
     
  18. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

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    ^ This.

    If you're a big enough nerd like I am then you'll actually like fixing broken things like that. People give me broken iPods, Macs, etc...and I love fixing them up! If you find it for free or for a nominal price then by all means get it and learn how to repair your equipment! Although stressful at times, learning how to repair your own equipment is extremely rewarding. You'll have fun.
     
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  20. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    that woukd work but when it comes to a mac i pretty much know jack $h!t when it comes to its internals expecially a iBook
     
  21. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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  22. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

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  23. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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  24. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Leo do you actually believe all Macs are failures?
    Someone should really tell the Apple share holders so they can dump their shares before this leaks out. :D
     

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