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Upgrading a G5

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Hey all. Just got my first G5!

It's the 2004 dual 2.0 ghz model with a Nvidia 5200 64mb

1.5 GB RAM

I plan on upgrading the RAM to it's full 8 GB

And i'm thinking of getting a Nvidia 7800, as i heard the card is compatabile with both Mac and PC, correct?

Also, i'm thinking of perhaps installing a SSD rather than a HDD.

However i don't know what kind of compatibility issues I may run into.

If you could help me out with RAM, GPU and HDD and/or SSD compatibility that would be awesome!

Pics of my G5 are included.

Have a good one guys.


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trs96

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Are you planning to make this into a hackintosh or keep the old G5 chip/motherboard and run some older version of OS X ?
 
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Are you planning to make this into a hackintosh or keep the old G5 chip/motherboard and run some older version of OS X ?
Thanks for the reply!


I plan on keeping everything intact aside from upgrading the GPU and adding RAM, little by little.

I just love the design but I also love classic gaming and believe the best way to experience it is with the original hardware. Guess you could say I'm a bit of a purist.

I also want to put in an SSD as mentioned above but I have no idea if it's compatible.

It wouldn't be huge, since i'll mostly be gaming and finding other odditiy software that will run on a PPC Mac.

Oh, and it's running OS X 10.5.8
 
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