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Latest aquisition - G5 Dual Core (2.3)


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Picked up a G5 Dual Core 2.3Ghz Powermac at auction for $30 NZD (that's around $20 of your American dollars):

I wasn't expecting to win it, but felt bad that the starting bid was only $20 with a few minutes to run on the auction, so I put in a bid to bump the price up to a more respectable figure. And won it much to my surprise.

Didn't have a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, or monitor. And only had the base 512MB of RAM, but other than that she's in tidy condition (except for a large cosmetic scratch on one of the side plates).

Threw in a Sandisk 120GB SSD into the "upper" tier drive bay. Booted a 10.4.6 install on USB (
), installed 10.4.6, then installed Mac OS 9.2.2 using the netboot image. Sweetness! Have ordered another 2GB of RAM (2 x 1GB sticks of DDR2-4200).


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Ordered 16GB (8x2GB sticks) of DDR2-533 RAM from ebay, which arrived promptly. Put it in, and unfortunately it looks as though a pair of the RAM slots is bad, as 'only' 12GB registers.

I've had my suspicions of this as the existing sticks of RAM I had (4 X 1GB) also didn't all show up when in certain slots.

Now just waiting on the ATI x1900GT to arrive & flash :)