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PowerMac G5 Replacing processor

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  • b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to LordZedd)

    LordZedd wrote:

     

    Just because you can't admit you don't actually understand how OSX works doesn't mean you need to call people names. Please act your age and discuss the topic like a grown man instead of stamping off like a teenager.

    Follow your own advice.

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:03 AM (in response to LordZedd)

    I'd be happy to discuss it, but you come in with your absolute this is all there is to it attitude and refuse to believe that there is any more or any less to a topic.

     

    Once you learn a bit more about PPC Macs, you will find that much of what applies to the Intel line has exception within or does not apply to the PPC machines.

     

    Yes, OS X leverages and utilizes both processors and assigns different tasks to each, but loading is not equal.

     

    We are not in the Mac Pro forum, and we don't care about any OS beyond 10.5.8 in this forum.

  • LordZedd Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to japamac)

    Once you learn a bit more about PPC Macs, you will find that much of what applies to the Intel line has exception within or does not apply to the PPC machines.

    That is false.

    I have two PPC machines running right now, a DP 1.8G5 and a Quad G5, and both work the same as described.

     

    Yes, OS X leverages and utilizes both processors and assigns different tasks to each, but loading is not equal.

    I never said it will always be euqally loaded. I said "spreading all processes across available cores all the time."

    Cores are not always available so OSX assigns whichever one has an idle cycle.

    We are not in the Mac Pro forum, and we don't care about any OS beyond 10.5.8 in this forum.

    Please stop trolling. You are attempting to attack me instead of my factual data. All I have said applies to Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5). It is only 10.3 and earlier that OSX's assignment code was not refined to load multiple CPUs effectively. That is one of the many reasons nobody uses 10.3 or earlier any more except on G3 machines without firewire.

     

    Please learn how OSX works before embarrassing yourself even more.

    You have still not said who "Kappy" is.

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:38 AM (in response to LordZedd)

    No, Macs use all CPUs equally by spreading all processes across available cores all the time.

    That's what YOU said. That implies balance, doesn't it?

  • LordZedd Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 4:44 AM (in response to japamac)

    More over, here is the list from my DP 1.8 running 10.4.11, just for you.

    21 of the 52 processes have only 1 thread and all are less than 1%. While both my CPUs are running  24-38% load.

     

    processUserCPUThreadsReal RAMKind
    kernel_taskroot4.4051114.56 MBPowerPC
    Firefoxlordzedd20.1016120.73 MBPowerPC
    SecuritySpylordzedd45.3010132.39 MBPowerPC
    mdsroot0.5081.76 MBPowerPC
    Temperature Monitorlordzedd1.1063.94 MBPowerPC
    nfsiodroot0.005180.00 KBPowerPC
    Activity Monitorlordzedd9.00511.73 MBPowerPC
    mdimportlordzedd0.0043.03 MBPowerPC
    DirectoryServiceroot0.0041.14 MBPowerPC
    mdimportnobody0.0042.34 MBPowerPC
    configdroot0.1031.74 MBPowerPC
    loginwindowlordzedd0.0033.81 MBPowerPC
    launchdroot0.003376.00 KBPowerPC
    coreservicesdroot0.00317.82 MBPowerPC
    memberdroot0.003612.00 KBPowerPC
    WindowServerwindowserver5.10323.67 MBPowerPC
    automountroot0.0031.04 MBPowerPC
    AppleFileServerroot0.0035.36 MBPowerPC
    Docklordzedd0.00310.16 MBPowerPC
    automountroot0.0031.08 MBPowerPC
    Finderlordzedd0.00311.54 MBPowerPC
    kextdroot0.002884.00 KBPowerPC
    KernelEventAgentroot0.002596.00 KBPowerPC
    mDNSResponderroot0.0021.14 MBPowerPC
    SystemUIServerlordzedd1.8023.39 MBPowerPC
    ODSAgentroot0.002960.00 KBPowerPC
    teleportdlordzedd0.0025.19 MBPowerPC
    notifydroot0.002456.00 KBPowerPC
    lookupdroot0.0021.21 MBPowerPC
    ATSServerlordzedd0.0023.79 MBPowerPC
    pbslordzedd0.0021.85 MBPowerPC
    securitydroot0.0011.46 MBPowerPC
    pmToolroot0.7511.01 MBPowerPC
    netinfodroot0.001580.00 KBPowerPC
    ntpdroot0.001236.00 KBPowerPC
    coreaudiodroot0.0012.18 MBPowerPC
    AppleSpelllordzedd0.0011.41 MBPowerPC
    crashreporterdroot0.001196.00 KBPowerPC
    iTunes Helperlordzedd0.0011.68 MBPowerPC
    InternetSharingroot0.001540.00 KBPowerPC
    distnotedroot0.001792.00 KBPowerPC
    rpc.lockdroot0.001192.00 KBPowerPC
    syslogdroot0.001540.00 KBPowerPC
    dynamic_pagerroot0.001160.00 KBPowerPC
    System Preferenceslordzedd0.00121.87 MBPowerPC
    updateroot0.001216.00 KBPowerPC
    natdroot0.001224.00 KBPowerPC
    bootpdroot0.001872.00 KBPowerPC
    BSLCrashRecoverylordzedd0.0011.68 MBPowerPC
    namedroot0.0012.02 MBPowerPC
    ntpdroot0.001376.00 KBPowerPC
    diskarbitrationdroot0.0011.05 MBPowerPC

     

    Now is your turn to post any sort of data. Your opinions about OSX clearly are wrong.

  • Komotion Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2012 11:57 PM (in response to G4MDD)

    Hi, I am about to replace the logic board on my PowerMac G5 (early 2004) dual 1.8 GHz.  I have to perform the thermal calibration.  Do you know where I can obtain the ASD 2.5.7 disk?  Every torrent bit site I've gone to doesn't have it any longer.  Any suggestions or help is appreciated.

  • Komotion Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 9:34 PM (in response to G4MDD)

    Thanks.  I'll keep searching at the bigger name sites.

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