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Power Mac - opinions on a G5 Dual 2.0


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I have a chance to pick up a used one of these.
Are they a reliable machine?
Any known "bugs" I should be aware of before I buy?

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No problems at all and you'll have a very rapid machine.

I'd go for it :black:
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I am running the 2.3 GHz version of these machines, and I love it. Quiet, powerful and an excellent performer all around. I would recommend it.

I would ensure that you have at least 1 GB of RAM with this machine - it would be a shame to not give the CPU enough memory to really run free.

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Good machine, but for how much?
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Under $1200
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A steal! Clearly I am biased, but I would go for it.

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Make sure you have a warranty and see the Macintouch survey about G5 reliability June 2006
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That's a first post with some impact!

Have you got a link to this survey?
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I've got a G5 dual 1.8 here and yes ... these are VERY good , And the tip from Mac57 about ram is a good one too, Need 1GB to geat really good performance from them
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