Will it "survive"?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Braveheart1980, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Braveheart1980 macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2005
    I am about 2 buy a power mac g5 2x1,8ghz. :)

    I am going to work with my computer 24/7 either downloading , folding , video encoding etc. :D

    Can my mac stand this 24/7 "torture" or not? :eek:

    What is the expected lifetime really? :confused:
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    There's already a reasonably similar thread somewhere round here talking about how old some people's Macs are. The G5 should last you for a VERY long time. Any problems you may have with it will be in the first few weeks which are usually bad components but this is pretty rare and they can be replaced easily under warranty.

    Of course, the G5 hasn't been around long enough for an actual or scientific response to your question but going by what other Mac hardware has achieved, you should be absolutely fine with that for another seven or eight years. Just don't hold me to that. ;)
  3. Braveheart1980 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2005
    Thanks man! :eek: :eek:

    Good news , i'll stick 2 my good old g5 for a loooong time! ;) :D ;)

    Thanks again! :p

    PS A pc-user and friend of mine terrified me yesterday by telling me how un-reliable macs are and that's the reason i opened up this thread! :mad: :p :mad: :p

    Anyone else?
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    How unreliable Macs are? Excuse me while I fall over laughing.
  5. Hiroshige macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2004
    Apple put so much care into crafting the G5 machines. With 9 fans, no parts are working too hard, no parts are stressed. And you are not getting rev. A. The initial kinks have been worked out. The machine should last a very long time.
  6. john1123 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2005
    Down Under
    :D that is the best :D

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