Reportedly bad processor on FREE PowerPC G5

loganb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 16, 2006
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Here's the situation. I'm a PC guy myself, but was recently given a Dual 1.8Ghz PowerPC G5 with 1GB DDR, 80GB HD, Superdrive, OS X 10.4.7 and a few other goodies. When I received the computer, I was told that one of the processor's was dead, and that the machine no longer worked. I got it home and seeing nothing wrong with it after a quick teardown, put it back together and it boots right up. I'm using it currently, and so far have had absolutely no problems with it. My question is how do I determine if there really is something wrong with this computer? I ran a benchmark test on it from xbench, and here is the link for the results:

http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=190866&doc2=1&setCookie=true
Mine is the red one named Moonie's G5

Hardware Overview:

Machine Name: Power Mac G5
Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 900 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.1.8f7

Power On Self-Test:

Last Run: 9/16/06 11:28 AM
Result: Passed

Is it possible that there is something wrong with it, or did the person that gave it to me because they thought it was broken just give up a perfectly good G5? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated, and please remember I'm not incredibly familar with Mac's, I have extensive experience with PC's, but am attempting to learn Macs now.
 

iMeowbot

macrumors G3
Aug 30, 2003
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It's quite possible that there is nothing wrong with the machine, or that there is an intermittent problem that has nothing to do with a bad processor.

You may simply need to play with it a while and wait for any symptoms. Who knows, maybe something was seated poorly and knocked itself back into place when the machine moved :)

Do you have the diagnostic disc that came with the machine?
 

loganb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 16, 2006
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Unfortunately I don't have anything other then the machine. All systems discs and manuals were thrown away by the previous owner.
 

QCassidy352

macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
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iMeowbot said:
You may simply need to play with it a while and wait for any symptoms. Who knows, maybe something was seated poorly and knocked itself back into place when the machine moved :)
Yeah, or when you took it apart and put it back together. That actually seems pretty likely to me. Congrats on getting what seems to be a great (functional) mac for free!