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I've finally decided on a powermac G5 2GHz but I'm confused about the two different model numbers. There is a M9455LL/A and an M9747LL/A. The major difference between the two that I can tell is memory capacity, the 9455 can go to 8GB the other only to 4GB and the 9747LL/A seems to be more readily available.

I am unfortunately not very computer savvy at this point and don't understand the rest of the differences ie:Serial ATA vs. Ultra ATA. Can anyone shed some light on the differences of these two machines?

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I have no idea.. but the one that apple.com sells is the M9747LL/A. Honestly, an imac g5 would be fine for photoshop editing, so either one would do you find. I would personally recommend atleast 1 gb of ram, if not 2 or 3.
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well not knowing but just assuming, that possibly the one that accepst 4gb of ram is a single proccessor, and the one that accepts 8gb of ram is a dual?

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no, i looked up the p/n and both are the same computer, its wierd, they are both 2.0 dual, 512, 160, 16x SD
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The M9455 is an older modell, it was the the high-end Mac of the first PowerMac G5 series, thus could be upgraded to 8GB, unlike the low-end one (1.6GHz) that was limited to 4GB.
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The recent dual 2 GHz dual can now only be upgraded to 4 Gig Ram and not 8 like earlier models. I wonder why they changed it?

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The recent dual 2 GHz dual can now only be upgraded to 4 Gig Ram and not 8 like earlier models. I wonder why they changed it?
Because the recent dual 2GHz is the low-end modell...that's the only reason.
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