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    Always Clean it!
    So I installed THIS in my Quad yesterday (have not tested it yet). I had been noticing that as I have been ripping DVDs in MediaFork the fan was starting to spin up more often and the temp was rising a bit.

    When I took the fan assembly out to start the installation, I found a good inch thick layer of dust across the from grill portion of the G5 processor assembly housing. I was able to roll it off like a little carpet and clean it up. Suddenly the Quad is running quiet and cooler again....

    Note to Self: Clean the silly thing every few months!

    Also added another Gb of RAM while I was in there too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    I was able to roll it off like a little carpet and clean it up.
    Sounds like a pretty easy job.

    I wont be surprised if I find loads of dust inside my iMac. But until my AppleCare expires I wouldn't do anything like that. Well, your situation is bit different though.

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    Well, it didn't mod the box in any way that would violate the warranty. It's a card and a few cables added on.


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    baggss, how tough is it to remove the fan assembly? I might just like to look at mine too - we have a dog, and there is lots of dog hair running around our house. I would not be at all suprised if some of it is inside the Mac at this point! Thanks.
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    fans just pull out real easy
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    Ya, the fan literally just slides out. It's designed to be removed to clean the assembly behind it and to install RAM on the motherboard.


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    I remember that now that you say it. My PowerMac came with the usual 512MB of RAM. Almost the first thing I did was upgrade it by added another 2GB. I did have to open the box and slide out the fans now that I think about it.

    I remember being REALLY impressed with how well the PowerMac case was designed. Everything was so easy. I have upgraded a LOT of PCs in my day, but never have seen anything quite so beautifully put together as the PowerMac. I remember thinking that I understand why it was usually featured in Apple's ads with the cover off - they were justifiably proud of the engineering of the box itself.
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