What mac have I got? got a free mac without ram

blacksunmanta

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I recently got a free machine. But it came without any ram. Im presuming I cant boot it without or I could answer the question myself. Ive got the code from the bottom (model no: a1177 emc no: 2023) But this leads me to 3 choices. 2.0, 2.3 or 2.5. Inside is a sticker that warns to unplug it if any liquid is leaking from it. I dont want to waste cash on the wrong ram.

Does this mean its a 2.5 dp. Or am I way off track.

Cheers for any help in advance.
 

blacksunmanta

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I wouldn't have hoped so. It was in storage at work for a while. Not because it was dead but just because it was surplus. No leaks as I can see. Dry and dusty inside. But not too dusty. No marks on the case or anything. I got 2 free 17 inch monitors for it as well and a g4 cube. The plastic surround type with the old style connectors. Someone has just nicked the ram for one of the others.
 

blacksunmanta

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Linked sticks? not sure what you mean

Does that mean the 5300 type ram or the 3200?

Just confirming its right for the machine.

Sorry for all the silly questions, but we all have to learn and you guys are being a great help.

Cheers
 

OrangeSVTguy

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Just because it has that warning label doesn't make it a Quad :p. They put that label on all the dual-core models. My air-cooled 2.3 had it lol. Guess it was just cheaper to print that on all the bottom plates then to make 2 batches with and without them :confused:.

Take the side door off, lift the lever on the back to open the side panel. You will see the label on the bottom that will tell you all the stock specs. Relay that info here.

Here's to hoping you scored yourself a great machine.
 

Davy.Shalom

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Just because it has that warning label doesn't make it a Quad :p. They put that label on all the dual-core models. My air-cooled 2.3 had it lol. Guess it was just cheaper to print that on all the bottom plates then to make 2 batches with and without them :confused:.

Take the side door off, lift the lever on the back to open the side panel. You will see the label on the bottom that will tell you all the stock specs. Relay that info here.

Here's to hoping you scored yourself a great machine.
^^ x1

All the models from that era have the warning sticker. My 2.3 DC has it.

If the sticker has been removed or scuffed up open up the processor cover. Or you could just look and see if there is a heatsink, or a sort of filter like radiator thing. Heatsink means it's not liquid cooled, filter like radiator thing is liquid cooled.
 

666sheep

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Just because it has that warning label doesn't make it a Quad :p. They put that label on all the dual-core models. My air-cooled 2.3 had it lol. Guess it was just cheaper to print that on all the bottom plates then to make 2 batches with and without them :confused:.
Weird, I am almost sure, that 2.0 and 2.3 I had were without this sticker inside. But it could be my memory failing ;)
Or maybe it's difference between US and european version? US version Quicksilver that I bought few years ago also had sticker which I've never seen on european versions.

Anyway, always check gray label with serial no - it's right way to know what you have :)

If it's not Quad but 2.0 or 2.3 it still has its "added value" - it was free :)
 

blacksunmanta

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Anyone got an image of where the sticker is located? Having issues finding it. I also need one of the powercables for the rear, the type with the transformer. Any good places for those?

It came as a bare machine.
 

blacksunmanta

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Cheers for that. Exactly what i needed. Turns out its a 2.0 dual. Still not bad for a free one.

I got 2 old style mac g4 flatscreens with it. Could you guys tell me what monitor adapter i need as well. They are the apple adc type connection powered from the machine.

The back of the machine is as well but the connection is narrower.

Is it a straight adc to dvi one piece adaptor or is it the powered type adc to dvi. Or is there an adc1 to adc2.

They fit straight in the G4 cube I got at the time if that helps to distinguish them.
 

666sheep

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You need powered one. DVI->ADC (not ADC->DVI). this. It's not best "bang for buck" as you see. IMO not worth for 17" ASD - but for 23 HD ACD it would make sense.
 

drewdle

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I wouldn't have hoped so. It was in storage at work for a while. Not because it was dead but just because it was surplus. No leaks as I can see. Dry and dusty inside. But not too dusty. No marks on the case or anything. I got 2 free 17 inch monitors for it as well and a g4 cube. The plastic surround type with the old style connectors. Someone has just nicked the ram for one of the others.
You scored a free G5 tower, two monitors, AND A CUBE? *gasp* Where do you work and is there anything left? :D
 
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