Testing G5 Power Mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by verdee, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. verdee macrumors newbie

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    So I bought what I thought was going to be just a G5 Powermac case for my hackintosh project for next to nothing (i paid $40 with shipping). Today when I opened the box, I come to find out that it actually contained the entire logic board, dual 2.0 CPUs, and the video card. So now I am trying to figure out what to do in terms of parting it out, adding a HD/DVD and selling it, etc. What I need to know is what would I need to simply check to see if the basic electronics are working. My hackintosh is running (I'm using efi-x so it is retail leopard install), so could I just pull the HD and toss it into the Mac, add a stick of ram, and fire it up? What would be the absolute basic things I would need to do.
     
  2. Earl Urly macrumors regular

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    You won't get much, since the video card is very likely to have firmware that will only allow it to work on a Mac. Also it needs RAM added in pairs..

    All you really need to do is add in the RAM, hook up a monitor, and hit the power button.. if you hear the Mac chime and see a blinking folder on the screen it's probably working fine
     

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