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View Poll Results: Which non-rev. A Power Mac do you have?
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PowerMac7,3 dual 2.0 0039020 from Sept. 2004 or later 5 votes (16.67%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 2.0 0039020 from Aug. 2004 or before 3 votes (10.00%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 2.0 003c0300 from Sept. 2004 or later 3 votes (10.00%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 2.0 003c0300 from Aug. 2004 or before 3 votes (10.00%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 1.8 0039020 from Sept. 2004 or later 3 votes (10.00%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 1.8 0039020 from Aug. 2004 or before 4 votes (13.33%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 1.8 003c0300 from Sept. 2004 or later 2 votes (6.67%)
PowerMac7,3 dual 1.8 003c0300 from Aug. 2004 or before 1 votes (3.33%)
New single 1.8 0039020 0 votes (0%)
New single 1.8 003c0300 3 votes (10.00%)
Other (Please post details.) 3 votes (10.00%)
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Recent Power Mac buyers: Which version of the G5 CPU do you have?
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Eug Wanker
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Nov 5, 2004, 12:28 AM
 
It has come to my attention that some of the "new" dual G5s may still be using the older Power PC 970 G5s, not the new 970FX. If true, that would mean Apple is still having problems getting enough 90 nm CPUs from IBM.

Open up the Terminal and type: ioreg -l | grep cpu-version

A result of 00390202 is supposed to be the old 970.
A result of 003c0300 is supposed to be the new 970FX.

All of you with rev. B dual machines should be PowerMac7,3 if you type: ioreg | egrep Power

To check your manufacture date, get your serial number ready and go to this page:

http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

That will tell you the week and month of manufacture of your machine.
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Eug Wanker  (op)
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Nov 5, 2004, 01:41 AM
 
Originally posted by Eug Wanker:
To check your manufacture date, get your serial number ready and go to this page:

http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

That will tell you the week and month of manufacture of your machine.
P.S. To get your serial number:

Click on the Apple icon in the top left --> About This Mac --> More Info...

The serial number is listed in the Hardware Overview.
     
Geo669
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Nov 5, 2004, 01:56 AM
 
Well I just ordered my Dual 1.8 G5.

Jumping from a G3 iMac, At 600Mhz As soon as it arrives I'll let ya know.
I cant wait, this is going to be a performance boost of a lifetime.
     
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Nov 5, 2004, 08:38 AM
 
Last login: Wed Nov 3 17:22:47 on console
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Chris-Bells-Computer:~ chrisbell$ ioreg -l | grep cpu-version
| | | "cpu-version" = <003c0300>
Chris-Bells-Computer:~chrisbell$ ioreg | egrep Power
+-o PowerMac7,3 <class IOPlatformExpertDevice, registered, matched, active, $
| +-o PowerPC,[email protected] <class IOPlatformDevice, registered, matched, active, b$
| +-o PowerPC,[email protected] <class IOPlatformDevice, registered, matched, active, b$
| +-o PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin <class PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin, regi$
Chris-Bells-Computer:~ chrisbell$


Yup, ordered in July and got in Sept, is a RevB Dual 1.8 bto'd from Ireland

Happy that it is the new batch, took long enough to get hold of!
     
Eug Wanker  (op)
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Nov 5, 2004, 09:42 AM
 
Well, from the poll so far it seems that although some of the early ones did get the 970FX, currently we're still getting a mixture of 970FX and 970 chips. (Speed won't be an issue, since the two classes of chips are identical in that regard, but it's possible that fan noise might be a bit higher with the older 970.)

Also, the dual 1.8, dual 2.0, and single 1.8 are shipping the same day now at Apple. The dual 2.5, which only can use the 90 970FX, still has a 2-3 week shipping delay.

A lot of the 970FX chips are getting used by the G5 iMacs, but still, the 970FX supply issues are worrisome. And Apple has already said that we should expect 2.5 Power Macs supply to be problematic even by the end of this calendar year.
     
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Nov 5, 2004, 12:15 PM
 
In addition to my DP 2.0, I checked a DP 1.8 at my local CompUSA--currently the only demo machine there other than a new single 1.8 and an iMac which are obviously 970FX.

It too is a 970 with a build week of 41 (October).

BTW, System Profiler shows a different G5 version, "CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (2.2)" for the 970 and 3.0 for the 970FX, although I don't know if it's as reliable as the ioreg terminal command.
     
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Nov 5, 2004, 05:07 PM
 
Originally posted by Eug Wanker:
Well, from the poll so far it seems that although some of the early ones did get the 970FX, currently we're still getting a mixture of 970FX and 970 chips. (Speed won't be an issue, since the two classes of chips are identical in that regard, but it's possible that fan noise might be a bit higher with the older 970.)

Also, the dual 1.8, dual 2.0, and single 1.8 are shipping the same day now at Apple. The dual 2.5, which only can use the 90 970FX, still has a 2-3 week shipping delay.

A lot of the 970FX chips are getting used by the G5 iMacs, but still, the 970FX supply issues are worrisome. And Apple has already said that we should expect 2.5 Power Macs supply to be problematic even by the end of this calendar year.
I have the older chips on the RevB manufatured week of 7/12/04. Its been totally silent. My thinking is that the NEW Chips will be Noisier as the heat/sqauare inch is ALLOT higher and needs more cooling even though its lower temp. In addidtion the revB with the Old chips have True RevB status where as the 970FX are really a first run in the RevB. So the older chips have the advantage of being fine tuned. Whereas the newer chips will still need fine tuneing down the road next Edition...
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Nov 6, 2004, 11:25 AM
 
Refurb DP2.0 Rev.A

comm700-a0701-dhcp184:~ bwolfe$ ioreg -l | grep cpu-version

| | | "cpu-version" = <00390202>
| | | "cpu-version" = <00390202>
comm700-a0701-dhcp184:~ bwolfe$
comm700-a0701-dhcp184:~ bwolfe$ ioreg | egrep Power
+-o PowerMac7,2 <class IOPlatformExpertDevice, registered, matched, active, $
| +-o PowerPC,[email protected] <class IOPlatformDevice, registered, matched, active, $
| +-o PowerPC,[email protected] <class IOPlatformDevice, registered, matched, active, $
| +-o PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin <class PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin, regi$
comm700-a0701-dhcp184:~ bwolfe$
comm700-a0701-dhcp184:~ bwolfe$

Remanufactured August 2004

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Nov 6, 2004, 09:40 PM
 
rob$ ioreg -l | grep cpu-version
| | | "cpu-version" = <003c0300>
| | | "cpu-version" = <003c0300>


Manufactured Sept 04 (week 38)

Nice machine... cant get the fans to speed up.. lol


Rob
     
candykane
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Nov 8, 2004, 06:52 PM
 
hmm where does my home made powermac g5 fit in?
Xserve G5 mainboard and a g5 1.8 ghz processor!
its a power mac because it doesn't fit in a u1 rack. LOL
Building a xserve g5 for a 1000 euro's(1280 dollar) ;)
     
   
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