Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    QMaster, Render Farm, Power share from PPC to intel Mac?
    newby's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 18, 2011
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MPB 2.2 Intel Core Duo 2gb Ram - G5 Tower PPC - iPhone 4 - 2x3GHZ 12gb Ram MacPro Tower, ATV2
    QMaster, Render Farm, Power share from PPC to intel Mac?
    Hi

    I have a very good condition 2.2, dual core, PPC mac pro tower.

    It's basically collecting dust as it is not really compatible with anything any more (I'm an editor by trader although I'd be happy for this to just do the basic jobs!)

    I was wondering if it was possible to connect the PPC to my Mac Book Pro - or even a possible purchase of an Intel iMac - and share it's processor and memory power with the newer machine?

    Is this possible? If so then my beautiful G5 still has use! Can't bear it sitting there doing nothing!

    Any help, tips and info/advice greatly appreciated. Thanks

  2. #2
    QMaster, Render Farm, Power share from PPC to intel Mac?
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,190
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    I'm assuming that you have a dual G5 tower? If it's still in good condition and working you can always network the G5 with your MacBook Pro and use it that way. As for hooking the two machines together, it's possible by using Target Disk Mode which would be a firewire to firewire connection.

    See the following Apple KB article. LINK

  3. #3
    QMaster, Render Farm, Power share from PPC to intel Mac?
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,014
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Assume it is actually a 2.3GHz G5 but alas PPC are finished.
    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!

  4. #4
    QMaster, Render Farm, Power share from PPC to intel Mac?
    newby's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 18, 2011
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MPB 2.2 Intel Core Duo 2gb Ram - G5 Tower PPC - iPhone 4 - 2x3GHZ 12gb Ram MacPro Tower, ATV2
    Hi, sorry yes 2.3 dual GHz!!! Thanks for info! Hoepfully I can get it doing something!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Boosting Intel mac from PPC
    By newby in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-12-2011, 06:26 AM
  2. Home render farm?
    By marbaque in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-27-2010, 05:23 PM
  3. Imac Render farm
    By Raven in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-02-2010, 08:14 AM
  4. Band in a Box 2009 for intel Mac, Work on PPC?
    By nbs2005 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-04-2009, 09:10 PM
  5. ppc applications on intel mac
    By lilbird1981 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-04-2007, 09:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •