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Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

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Originally Posted by charlfourie View Post

So the one offer that did come up was for a 2006 Mac Pro DP 2ghz G5, 2GB RAM and 120gb HDD.
Just wanted to let you know that this computer you speak of is not a "Mac Pro G5". Given the info in the posting...it's probably a Powermac G5 with dual 2.0ghz PPC processors. The reason why it's not a Mac Pro is...Mac Pro's ONLY have Intel processors.

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Correct me if I am wrong.
With 10.5 I can run Lightroom 2.x and Photoshop CS4...
Look up the system requirements for both of these applications...and you will have your answer.

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Originally Posted by charlfourie View Post
I can upgrade to memory to at least 8gb and slot in two SATA drives.
Regarding the ram...it depends. There were three different versions of this Powermac G5...two could be upgraded to 8 gig, and one could be upgraded to 4 gig.

As far as the hard drives...yes you can have 2 internal SATA hard drives.

The last thing I would mention is...this whole deal (to me) depends on the price. You don't want to over pay for it. As you mentioned...OS 10.5 (10.5.8) is the newest OS version that the G5 computers can run. So if you pay too much for this computer...that money would then be better spent on an Intel-based Mac.

HTH,

- Nick

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