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PurdueRPh
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Sep 16, 2004, 09:51 PM
 
I placed an order on 8-17-04 for a Dual G5 2.5 with a GeForce 6800. My OOB is still 9-22-04.

Has anybody actually heard anything new about any shipdates on any similar configured machines?
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Sep 17, 2004, 12:15 AM
 
Originally posted by PurdueRPh:
I placed an order on 8-17-04 for a Dual G5 2.5 with a GeForce 6800. My OOB is still 9-22-04.

Has anybody actually heard anything new about any shipdates on any similar configured machines?
There's no way you're getting that before mid-October. Everyone with 6800s on order just got pushed back to Oct 15th, and I split my order.
     
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Sep 19, 2004, 07:36 AM
 
Originally posted by bbxstudio:
Wierd - it's now 9/15 but my oob date is still 9/14 and no shipment notification or anything.
Well I called Apple on the afternoon of the 15th to cancel my order (OOB moved up to Sep24 and I was going to buy a revB dual 2.0 at a local dealer), but when I called they told me it was too late and that the machine was sitting on a dock waiting to be shipped out. FedEx dropped her off on the 17th and man am I glad I was too late to cancel The machine was a breeze to set up (love the fact that Apple is using Royksöp as the introductory music now - it used to be Kruder&Dorfmeister... whoever calls the shots on this stuff has great taste in music), transition from one machine to the other was seamless. Still can't get over just how quiet this baby is... doesn't even sound like it's on (until heavy computation kicks in, at which point the fans purr and pulse in a very cool manner). Inside and out the machine is a work of art - Apple has really outdone themselves this time, just a shame that availability has been such a travesty this summer. Anybody still waiting on their dual 2.5, hang in there - it'll all be worth it when she arrives
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 07:33 PM
 
I had a feeling this was coming... Here is a copy of an email I just received. My machine originally was to ship on 9-22-04.

Dear Apple Customer,
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Thank you for ordering the Power Mac G5 with the NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics card. _We look forward to making this exciting new technology available to you.
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Unfortunately, we are experiencing unexpected delays and cannot meet the ship date we previously estimated for you. _We now expect to ship your Power Mac G5 with the NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics Card on or before October 22nd. _If your order includes an Apple 30" Cinema HD Display, it will also ship on or before October 22nd. _Your satisfaction remains important to us and we do appreciate your patience. _We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay has caused you.
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Please rest assured that we fulfill all orders in the order they are received.

If you prefer, you may change or cancel your order anytime before it is shipped by calling 1-800-676-2775, or you may reply via email to [email protected]. _______

To check the status of your order, visit <http://www.apple.com/orderstatus>. _When your Power Mac ships, you will receive a Shipment Notification via email explaining how you may track the package.

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Sep 20, 2004, 07:41 PM
 
I got the Death Letter today as well.

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Sep 20, 2004, 08:05 PM
 
Originally posted by MOTHERWELL:
I got the Death Letter today as well.

Let us all wither together.
I didn't even get the letter. I check my status online on a regular basis, and in two days my ship date went from 9/23 to 10/22. Ugh! We deserve a discount! Or they should at least offer to ship the box with a lesser video card and upgrade it when the 6800 become available. I can understand pushing back the date some as necessary, but to push it back by a MONTH with 3 DAYS to go is just cruel!

My only hope is that they moved it back so far just to make sure they don't have to move it again. Maybe it's an exaggeration, or maybe it at least is more accurate than their original guess!

I say again, UGH!


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Sep 20, 2004, 11:02 PM
 
my OOB date is 10/7(ordered 8/31). As I did not order the 6800, I hope for an "early" arrival....
I stress HOPE.

Here's to wishing you guys and girls the best of luck in finally getting your G5's without anymore delay...
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 11:23 PM
 
I origonaly was to have mine on the 8/25/04 and ordered it on 07/28/04

Got my 23" about 2 weeks after ordering that a week after the 28th of june

But my G5 isnt going to show up OOB 10/25/04


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Sep 21, 2004, 12:05 AM
 
Are people getting their 2.5s without the 6800 video card shipped "on time?"

I ordered on 8/21: Bluetooth and Wireless Keybd/Mouse, 250 GB, 2 x 512 MB RAM, Airport... OOB 9/28.

What are my chances?
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Sep 21, 2004, 11:28 AM
 
Originally posted by blakespot:
Little sidenote here.

Hi-res dual G5 2.5 water cool photos


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Does anyone have a picture or has seen a picture of the motherboard with the processor/heatsink module off of it? It would be interesting to see what this module hooks into.
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Sep 21, 2004, 01:52 PM
 
Hi all,
I just got the email yesterday saying that the G5 is delayed again. So this morning I called apple to confirm that my shipment is delayed, the person I spoke to said the best he can do for me is to ship the G5 in a week or so then ship the 6800 when it arrives sometime in october. To that I said sure send her out already, all this 3D work on my TiBook is getting to be a drag. Oh and I don't have to send the video card back when the 6800 arrives.

I'll chime in again when I find out more. Here's to another week or so of waiting.


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Sep 23, 2004, 07:08 AM
 
Originally posted by mainemanx:
Are people getting their 2.5s without the 6800 video card shipped "on time?"

I ordered on 8/21: Bluetooth and Wireless Keybd/Mouse, 250 GB, 2 x 512 MB RAM, Airport... OOB 9/28.

What are my chances?
Just received my shipment notification! "On Or About Sept. 28th" becomes Sept. 22nd!" Way to go Apple!

So it appears that it's not the Bluetooth/Wireless causing the delay... at least not now...
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Sep 23, 2004, 03:28 PM
 
You people stink! My OOB date WAS Sept. 14th. It got kicked back that night to NOVEMBER 4th!!! Nothing special - 2GB RAM, 2x 250GB drives, BT, 9800XT... argh.
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Sep 24, 2004, 12:43 AM
 
Holy crap it shipped.

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Sep 24, 2004, 06:50 AM
 
Originally posted by JustinD:
Holy crap it shipped.

Check your armpits!

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Sep 24, 2004, 08:56 PM
 
I place my order with Apple via telephone on 9/2/2004. The G5 I ordered was

Dual 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5 system for $3636
>1x 250gig HD
>512 MB RAM (stock 2x 256)
>8x Superdrive
>Nividia GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
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Had I sat down and ordered this online via Apple's Store web pages it would have cost me $6144. The telephone call saved me approx $576. The telephone sales person is in a position to offer buyers (based on being business, educational, personal and buyer's track record with Apple) promotional discounts. The online Store cannot do this (obviously). I in fact haggled/bartered over prices with the sales person and was successful in securing even lower prices on a few things. This was a new aspect as I've never been able to move Apple on their prices before this order.

My OOB date is 10/25/2004.
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 05:05 AM
 
I placed an order on Sept 9th. Due Oct 15th. Shipped today. Should arrive on Monday.

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Sep 26, 2004, 11:17 AM
 
Wow, Apple must be catching up finally. I originally ordered a Dual G5 2.5 with an Nvidia 6800. Two days after receiving an email delaying shipment due to the lack of 6800 cards, I called, complained, and even mentioned I was thinking of cancelling the order. Only after mentioning a possible cancellation, did the Apple associate offer to ship the PowerMac with the 9600 video card and ship out the 6800 card later. Well that was 9-22-04 and I just got notification on 9-26-04 that my PowerMac shipped.



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Sep 26, 2004, 10:23 PM
 
I just ordered a PowerMac G5 2.5 Ghz (9/24/04). I'm told that my estimated delivery date is 11/2/04.

It has 9800 XT graphics card and 2 gigs of RAM.



LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE STOPPED ORDERING....ITS BEEN QUIET IN THIS FORUM.
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Sep 27, 2004, 03:30 AM
 
Originally posted by Green Leaf:
I just ordered a PowerMac G5 2.5 Ghz (9/24/04). I'm told that my estimated delivery date is November 2nd.

Why can't they mass produce these things!
It'll probably ship much sooner.
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Sep 27, 2004, 04:12 PM
 
It shipped!

My 2.5G5 with a 9600 instead of a 6800 is on its way! The 6800 is scheduled to ship on-or-before October 22nd, but I don't mind waiting. Good luck to everyone still waiting for a machine!
     
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Oct 2, 2004, 12:13 PM
 
Originally posted by mainemanx:
Just received my shipment notification! "On Or About Sept. 28th" becomes Sept. 22nd!" Way to go Apple!

So it appears that it's not the Bluetooth/Wireless causing the delay... at least not now...
Arrived Monday... approaching one week of use... 172x Samsung monitor... everything running smoothly, very happy camper!

This is the point at which most people disappear from these forums... right?
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Oct 3, 2004, 12:01 AM
 
Originally posted by JustinD:
You people stink! My OOB date WAS Sept. 14th. It got kicked back that night to NOVEMBER 4th!!! Nothing special - 2GB RAM, 2x 250GB drives, BT, 9800XT... argh.

I put an order Sept. 20 on the EDU Store (Canada), my OOB date was Sept 30 BUT.... got a great email from Apple « Due to an unexpected supply delay, we are unable to ship the following item(s) as follows ... 2.5DPG5/512MB/160/SD/R9600XT/PCI-X-CAN will now ship on or before 11/23/2004 » This's a JOKE ?
     
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Oct 3, 2004, 12:18 PM
 
I ordered last weekend, my Est. Ship date is Nov. 2nd. I can't wait!!!!

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Oct 3, 2004, 01:03 PM
 
Originally posted by mainemanx:
Arrived Monday... approaching one week of use... 172x Samsung monitor... everything running smoothly, very happy camper!

This is the point at which most people disappear from these forums... right?
For at least a few weeks, yes. I know I would.

So how is the 172x anyway?
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I called and told them I wanted to cancel the order and they gave me $150 off. Yippie.
     
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Oct 4, 2004, 10:42 AM
 
I just got an email from Apple. My 2.5 ghz computer has shipped. I wasn't expecting this, especially because they said the estimated shipping date was November 2nd.

Good job Apple!
     
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Oct 4, 2004, 10:51 AM
 
So, it's here, and it's kernel panicking. They want me to wipe the drive and do a clean OS install. And if that doesn't fix it, I have to take it in to my local Apple Store.

Seriously, it's just one disaster after another.
     
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Originally posted by Turias:
So, it's here, and it's kernel panicking. They want me to wipe the drive and do a clean OS install. And if that doesn't fix it, I have to take it in to my local Apple Store.

Seriously, it's just one disaster after another.
Do you happen to have an old version (v1.1 or earlier) of the "Hardware Monitor" shareware application installed? These versions could trigger a bug in the fan drivers on some G5s, causing a kernel panic. Version 1.2 fixed it (version 1.2.1 is current) by disabling fan monitoring on systems with this bug.
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Originally posted by DarylF2:
Do you happen to have an old version (v1.1 or earlier) of the "Hardware Monitor" shareware application installed? These versions could trigger a bug in the fan drivers on some G5s, causing a kernel panic. Version 1.2 fixed it (version 1.2.1 is current) by disabling fan monitoring on systems with this bug.
No, I don't, but thanks for the reply. The system just got shipped on Wednesday, and the only things I am running are some Adobe apps, Azureus, VLC, Quicksilver, and World of Warcraft.
     
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Oct 4, 2004, 04:46 PM
 
it's kernel panicing because of azureus. do a websearch. my friend has a dual 2.5 and had the same problem.
     
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Originally posted by herbsman:
it's kernel panicing because of azureus. do a websearch. my friend has a dual 2.5 and had the same problem.
You are my new hero. I'm going to download the beta client that supposedly has a fix. If that stops my panics, you just saved me from an OS reinstall, a trip to the Apple Store, and a ton of pain.

I'll let you know if this fixes my problem, and if it does, I'll buy you a beer/root beer next time you are in the Minneapolis area.
     
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And my computer was actually able to make it through the entire night without a KP. It's a first! Thanks again, herbsman. You have made my week.
     
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np i'm glad it's working great. actually i might pick up the 2.5 in the next couple of days myself!
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 09:14 PM
 
I just got a email that my 2.5 shipped with the 6800 card!!!!! I just checked my email a few minutes ago and the time was 9:02 pm est when I received it.


Edit I just checked Fedex and it's in their tracking system. From Fullerton CA.

Ah two days and you will be mine all mine.

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With the following configuration:

Processor 065-4803 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
Memory 065-4976 1GB MB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X512
Hard Drive 065-4982 250GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
Optical Drive 065-4928 8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Graphic Support 065-5128 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
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Oct 6, 2004, 09:43 PM
 
Originally posted by jeffreyloaf:
I just got a email that my 2.5 shipped with the 6800 card!!!!! I just checked my email a few minutes ago and the time was 9:02 pm est when I received it.


Edit I just checked Fedex and it's in their tracking system. From Fullerton CA.

Ah two days and you will be mine all mine.

Specs

Z0AC 2.5DPG5 CTO 1 3,828.00
With the following configuration:

Processor 065-4803 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
Memory 065-4976 1GB MB DDR400 (PC3200)-2X512
Hard Drive 065-4982 250GB Serial ATA-7200rpm
Optical Drive 065-4928 8x Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Graphic Support 065-5128 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
Gigabit Ethernet PCI 065-5080 None
Fibre Chl PCI 065-4491 None
Modem 065-5168 56k V.92 Modem
BlueTooth 065-4985 Bluetooth Module
Airport 065-4986 Airport Extreme Card
Keyboard Language 065-4923 Apple Keyboard & Mouse
Mac OS Language 065-4897 Mac OS X
Server Mac OS Language 065-4494 None
Custom SW I 065-4683 None
Custom SW II 065-4681 None
Country Kit 065-4894 Country Kit
wow finally. Is this the first shipment of a 6800?

Mine's supposed to ship 10/15...
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Oct 6, 2004, 09:56 PM
 
I called last thursday and they said it would ship by the 11th; and I said yea right. My status page still says the 22nd. Fedex picked it up 12:29 today. It should be here by friday!!! Now don't anybody go highjacking the deliver truck .
     
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Oct 6, 2004, 10:58 PM
 
Make that 2 of us!!! Mine just shipped with the 6800 as well. Got the email at 9:04pm tonight!!! I must say, this was getting a bit OLD. It has been over 2 months since I ordered it. That damn NVIDIA 6800 Ultra card better be out of this friggin world. I have had the 23" Cinema display sittin here as a 2nd extended monitor for my PowerBook and now it gets to plug into it's real mama. WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!! Original order date was July 24. Last updated ship date was October 15th. Shipping 2 day Fedex - should arrive Friday!!!

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Originally posted by jeffreyloaf:
I just got a email that my 2.5 shipped with the 6800 card!!!!! I just checked my email a few minutes ago and the time was 9:02 pm est when I received it.
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Oct 6, 2004, 11:15 PM
 
Originally posted by efx4u:
Make that 2 of us!!! Mine just shipped with the 6800 as well. Got the email at 9:04pm tonight!!!

Frank
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I have virtually the same machine on order, so I am curious as to when it was placed. How long have you two been waiting?
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 09:46 AM
 
sweet, wonder when the 6800's will ship by themselves
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 11:52 AM
 
"sweet, wonder when the 6800's will ship by themselves"

Good question. I'm still waiting for mine. I ordered a 2.5/6800 on 7/12 and got the machine with a 9600 on 9/22 (if I remember correctly).
My OOB date is 10/15 on the card.
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 12:17 PM
 
heh, my original order was 6/13 or something like that, later upgraded that to include a 6800, got tired of waiting and bought a stock 2.5 at the local store, then ordered the card seperatly

4 MONTHS later...still no card

is there a problem here?

my estimated shipping date is 10/22
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 12:22 PM
 
Originally posted by videian28:
heh, my original order was 6/13 or something like that, later upgraded that to include a 6800, got tired of waiting and bought a stock 2.5 at the local store, then ordered the card seperatly

4 MONTHS later...still no card

is there a problem here?

my estimated shipping date is 10/22
Sure, there's a problem with NVIDIA getting the 6800's to Apple. Duh.
     
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I ordered the 6800 ultra on 6/29. Due for shipping Oct 15th. After two long delays there is finally hope!
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 12:52 PM
 
While obviously the customers are the ones who are truly dependent, I still feel sorry for Apple here. The lack of cards is more nVidia's responsibility than anything else. Wasn't there a rumour that Apple had added Radeon X800 drivers to OS X so that they could more regularly supply people with high-end cards?
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Oct 7, 2004, 02:22 PM
 
apple needs to stop announcing products until it has them ready to ship
this happens way to often


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Oct 7, 2004, 04:21 PM
 
Originally posted by videian28:
apple needs to stop announcing products until it has them ready to ship
this happens way to often


end of story
Well yes, but then the rumormongers will leak the stuff 3 or 4 months before they announce products, and much of the info will be bad.

I agree the supply chain management has been awful the past couple years or so... though EVERYONE is having problems with the 90 nm process, which was what caused all the chip issues. The 2.5's have been shipping for a while now, except for the 6800 Ultras. And you can't easily walk to your local computer store and get a 6800 Ultra for a PC yet, either.

And the Apple cards are more stringent than the PC ones... they have to be able to support Dual-Link DVI, which has HUGE bandwidth requirements. Probably the ones that aren't up to spec end up being sold as PC cards, because they have plenty of DVI bandwidth, just not Dual-Link DVI bandwidth
     
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Oct 7, 2004, 04:57 PM
 
I hate to ruin my good karma or something, something.

I ordered mine on August 8th and had one delay on the order.

I did call last thursday to try to get a different card. Due to other people in the thread getting them.

But I am guessing that the cards must have just shipped in and/or Q and A must have signed off on the drivers and let let them fly. And that was why they told me the 11th was the shipping date.

Maybe being a .mac renewer bumps up my Apple 'rdf' karma.

I will post pics if possible; unless somebody else does tomorrow.

Don't expect me to post frame rates and photoshop test stuff, I am just a user. Unless you all post linkage on how to.

And NO I won't give it to anybody for testing.

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