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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
    Yup, that's right... two more towers added to the line up... FOR FREE!!

    First one is a 1GHz Dual MDD, which is my main Mac now, and a 1.25GHz MDD 2003 with a dead power supply.

    It's amazing how much quicker this 1.0 DP MDD is compared to my 1.42 eMac.

    1.25 on the left, 1.0 DP on the right.
    -William
    Late 2012 Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 256GB HD, Yosemite

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
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    Congrats on the getting the two G4 towers!

    Where did you manage to get these two guys for free?

    Thanks,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
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    JEALOUS!!! I would love some free tech!!

    - Simon

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
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    I wish I could get free stuff

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!

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    I have a friend that works at a warehouse that deals with off-lease computers.

    He emailed me this morning and said "Hey, I have 2 Mac towers here that have a shiny front and 4 holes, you want them? The one passed testing 100% and the other is dead."

    I asked him if he knew the specs at all and he said "Just come and get them if you want them, if not we are tossing them in the recycling pile."

    So I went and got them only to find out the one was a 100% working 1.0 DP, and the other a dead 1.25 MDD 2003.

    Best part is he said he will email me anytime they get Macs in because most of the Macs are either tossed in the recycling pile or parted out.
    -William
    Late 2012 Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 256GB HD, Yosemite

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMan886 View Post
    I have a friend that works at a warehouse that deals with off-lease computers.

    He emailed me this morning and said "Hey, I have 2 Mac towers here that have a shiny front and 4 holes, you want them? The one passed testing 100% and the other is dead."
    Pretty awesome having a friend in that sort of position.

    Congrats again,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!

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    Yeah, it's great, too bad I didn't find out earlier... he actually had 3 1.8 Dual G5 towers that were recycled. All 3 worked, too.
    -William
    Late 2012 Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 256GB HD, Yosemite

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
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    If the 1GHZ has a 167MHz system bus speed, you will be able to swap the processors out of the 1.25 which will give a 25% speed hump. Don't try it if the 1GHz has a 133MHz system bus speed however. You can access this information in the About this Mac profiler.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!

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    Both of them are 167Mhz. However the 1.0 is a Dual and the 1.25 is a single, and the Dual is far quicker in speed tests. If it was a Dual 1.25, it would already be installed in the working tower.
    -William
    Late 2012 Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 256GB HD, Yosemite

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    Scored TWO MDD G4s today!
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    Pretty rare to find a single 1.25 as the majority were dual processors and yes Geekbenk shows the dual 1GHz art 873 compared to a score of 705 to the 1.25 single. Now for a 1.42FGz DP to pop in eh? Your other thread mentions this.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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