What happened to the Dual 2.5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by toomuchstereo, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. toomuchstereo macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2005
  2. carlos700 macrumors regular


    Dec 17, 2004
    Omaha, NE
    They replaced it for the dual 2.7GHz Power Mac G5 and introduced a dual 2.3GHz Power Mac G5. The reason is probably because the dual 2.3GHz does not require liquid cooling whereas the dual 2.5GHz does.
  3. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    Welcome to being a bum hole... s/he was just asking.
  5. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    Nice reflects. The 2.3 GHz version is almost as good as the 2.5 GHz one.
  6. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2005
    Thanks, i know it hadn't been being made for awhile, just wondered if there were problems with them or anything.
  7. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    Nope. (At least not here.) Just not much point anymore to a 2.5 when they have 2.3 and 2.7.

  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    according to barefeats.com the 2.3 is virtually as fast as the 2.5 but requires no liquid cooling. unfortunately the pricing structure doesn't really reflect the simpler cooling system. that means i wish the 2.3 was ~300 dollar less expensive :( o.k. i thing the powermacs are good machines but since the design is well established the whole line imho is overpriced.
    i haven't heard of anybody complaining about a problem with the 2.5. like constant noise or so.
  9. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I have gotten used to the constant noise from my Power Mac G4. So noise isn't any problem at all, whatever works best. I do realize that those into music noise is a problem.
  10. 50thVert macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Well, if youre looking for a good deal, you can find brand new, unopened dual 2.5's on eBay with Tiger for $2300....or $200 cheaper than a new dual 2.3. :D Only "downsides" are as follows:
    1) 8X -R only Superdrive instead of the 16X +-R and DL Superdrive
    2) 160GB HD instead of the new 250GB

    I purchased the dual 2.5 on eBay for $2300 because i had a 300GB SATA drive and a 16X dual layer DVD burner that i was using from my old XP machine.

    As far as problems, there have been ZERO with my dual 2.5. I absolutely love it. Buy yourself one if you can live with the slightly smaller HD space and spend the extra cash on some more RAM!

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