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Petri Krohn. Joined Jul 10, Messages 17 Classic Mac ,. Why do you not just use the original power supply? Short answer: I just rewired the PSU from a 1. There are two ways of rewiring the power supply.
I chose the difficult one, but later decided that there is not really a need to even open the PSU, except maybe for cleaning. This is what I did: I removed all the wires from the pin P1 and pin P2 connectors using pilers and staples. I left the 8-pin drive bay connector P3 as it is. I then grouped the wires by color, separating the v1 and v2 12 volt phases. I rewired them for PC use: The Molex Mini-Fit Jr.
I was two red 5 volts short of the ATX pinout. I connected the Mac-specific 5 volt sense signal to one of the extra 5 volt pins, hoping they are all connected on the motherboard. I cut the 3. My G5 had a main board RAM failure and the replacement cost was much more than the computer was worth.
It had such a nice case I hated to discard the whole thing. I salvaged all the drives, RAM, etc and turned it into a software storage cabinet. Very cool and it still looks important seting beside my desk.
May 22, 9: G5's are obsolete in the sense that they are not supported for the latest versions of software or for processing digital video, ie. So I will try to keep it going. Seems woth it to me.
May 22, Get the supply fixed or replaced and live on if you don't need the latest, up-to-the-minute hardware on your desk. Then when you finally need to make the move, you'll have the latest, up-to-the-minute hardware on your desk and what you would buy today will probably undoubtedly be obsolete and cost more. Oct 19, 2: I have a bad power supply in my dual G5 power Mac but the g5 chip is much better at multitrack recording, at it puts audio functions on the highest priority on the chip and the intel chips have many other functions higher on the chips priority, this causes glitches.
Also the intel chips get overloaded with lots of tracks and live effect functions, the G5 can handle a thousand tracks and hundreds of live effects without being taxed. If you use deck to master Video with 5. So I will not move to a newer computer for audio video projects. I need to replace or repair my power supply.
The Quicksilver and Quicksilver used the same modules. The FireWire model uses PC memory in its 1. With the Power Mac G5, Apple greatly simplified things.
The 1. All of the other pre-dual-core models use PC memory, making it easy to mix and match memory modules among machines. Except for the 1. A couple weeks ago I picked up 12 used Power Mac G5s for free, and I already had five at home, including one dual-core machine.
One of these has no power supply I bought a single CPU model for less than a used power supply for my dual processor G5 would have cost me. But except for the three 1. Further, I can readily swap drives and video cards, giving the fastest machines better configurations.
In my book, the fastest machines should have the most RAM, and I now have two 2.
I have four 2. Again the newer machines will have more RAM installed than the older ones, probably 2. One 7,3 will have a Radeon , the other a Pro, and one of the 7,2 machines will also have a Pro.
The other will have one of four GeForce FX video cards. That takes care of 6 Power Macs. I have two 1.
All of these will have GeForce cards, leaving me with three 1. Or, more likely, I will ignore the 1. And the RAM from the 1. One of those was a power supply donor, so nothing can be done with it. I will have one working 1.