1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 15, 2011 7:40 AM by japamac
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I have recently bought myself a Power Mac G5, the first G5 PowerMac I have ever owned, and also the highest PowerPC machine I have ever owned. Whenever I do things such as running virtual PC, or genesis plus, or even going on Apple Communities, the fans kick up for a moment, get noisy, then go back down. Any idea? My old main machine, a Power Mac G4 wasn't this noisy when I was doing things like this. I don't mind the noise, it's just that it might get irritating after a while. Thanks for any help, even though it might sound like a beginner's question. I have been into macs since 1999, but this is my first Power Mac G5, so I am not familiar with it's behavior.

 

Specs:

1.8GHz PowerPC G5 DP (Fan Cooled)

2GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM

1.08TB HDD, (1TB main, 80GB slave)

Mac OS X 10.5.8

ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128MB)

PowerMac7,3

 

I included the model identifier with this specs in case anyone could identify what could be causing this. This is an early or mid 2004 machine.


Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8), PowerPC 1.8GHz DP, 1.08TB, R9800pro