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Today in about a hour I get to rummage through a Closet with PowerPC gear in it with the understanding that I can keep whatever I want. :)

I'm so excited because I think there is a possibility that they have PowerMac G4 and G5 systems sitting there. Words can not describe how awesome today is going to be! I'll post here again once I have had a chance to go through the closet and see what Mac gear is there.
 

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Looking forward to reading your report when you come out of the closet later.
 
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Unfourtunatly there was actually only one machine in there so I don't have the option of mixing and matching. However I did get a G4 with a 800MHz processor. Pictures to come.
 
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Here are some photos of it.











However I'm currently stuck with it. It goes from the Apple logo on the boot screen to a solid blue screen on the VGA port. I'm thinking the computer is set to a extended display mode and not mirroring. Which means the primary display is most likely the Apple specific port. I'm going to need a AGP card to put into it in order to test it further. Maybe also grab another IDE drive if I can find one on eBay.

I have confirmed that the machine has an additional graphics card installed on the PCI lot directly under the AGP slot. It also has a Zip drive installed, 1.5GB RAM and a 40GB drive. The case has some scuffs and small cracks on the door. Nothing too major. It's a real looker.

One question I have is once I have the heat sink removed will I find a second socket for another G4 processor?

Edit:

I tried running the machine again and this time I was able to boot into the machine. I confirmed that the machine has no password on it. I am at this moment extremely happy. :D

I'm going to research what upgrades I can do to this machine. I would like to increase the drive space, bump up the graphics and upgrade to Dual 1GHz processors or the max that this board supports.
 
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