Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 6:35 AM (in response to Mark C1)
It is a 2007.
You should have been giving the x1900 a good shaking every 3-4 months (as in pull, blow out dust, clean, replace).
Dump the X1900
FBDIMMs run hot. Keep them below 70*C. Replace every 3 yrs.
TTPro / Deluxe doesn't do GPU errors and problems or much else hardware wise (MacEKG was cute though!)
Hardware Monitor is tops in monitoring
SmcFancontrol is a must to set fan profiles and set default to 900 rpm
Data-Vac is safe effective dust buster $54
Amazon has 2x2GB FBDIMMs $40 (I use them, they are the best you can find, ever) but 2x4GB will drain your wallet faster than a bullet train.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 6:39 AM (in response to Mark C1)
I shifted the older 2 G5's
That is less clear and what you meant to say was....?
You took hdd from a PowerMac? reformat and set to GUID after you backup and clone the data volumes and restore. They can cause trouble. Especially if there is a system on one of them. They 'might' or 'should' but never are safe to leave as the format they have.Mac Pro, Windows 8 Preview x64 3.2GHz
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to The hatter)
Hi & thanks for your input
I think I understand your 1st reply
The 4 Drives installed (including the SSD) run a temp of
Front bay 1 = 91 (33 C)
Rear bay 4 = 106 (41 C)
It is sitting open and fans are quiety spinng exhausting the heat
out the back
Doesn't seem to mind..
Its turning to summer now here in Australia ..the older G5's run a little hotter
without problem.. All have standard HDD's
As for the HDD.. No.. I purchased a NEW Solid State Drive
and installed a fresh 10.6.. then upgraded the sofeware through
the Disc utilites show
Partition Map Scheme : GUID Partition Table
I had also pulled it to pieces earlier last month to clean it ..
The dust that these machines capture is amazing
(Actually planning to put speaker cloth infront to save it entering)
The Graphics card was brushed with a soft paint brush & vacuumed
and put back.. the fan too was brushed & sucked..
So no dust now I can say
Worked well until I decided to shift it all ...
Old saying... .. if it ain't broke .. dont fix it ..
Will read any other ideas as they come to hand
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 11:05 AM (in response to Mark C1)
When your Mac will not chime and boot up normally, the conventional procedure is to remove everything that draws power until you get the chime -- remove all graphics cards, all PCIe cards, all Drives, and all memory except the minimum (one pair in this case).
Once you get a chime, add back the graphics card to get visibility. Only then do you add back a Boot drive (only). Then bring on ONE item at a time, testing after each addition.
You have added a boatload of questionable stuff all at once, and are now complaining nothing works. Go back to basics -- ONE item at a time, testing after each addition.
.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 4:41 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Hi again ..
Sorry if I miss informed you with the start up..
The machine chimes at all times as normal after pushing the button
It just starts to flash the red LED's on the Graphics card & Ram boards
Graphics card fan spins up for that 1 second.. then the clicking begins
then it spins up again for that 1 second, then clicks again
This repeats over & over until it shuts down or I turn it off
While it is clicking.. the red LED's are flashing
Its only when I remove the DVI cables (that connect the 2 screens.. on or off)
does it go through the motions and completely boots up
Then I connect the DVI cables & all is good..
Will see if I can swap the Graphics card with another Pro to see if that is the
Thanks again for you input
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to Mark C1)
Completely at a loss of why .. I completed the install of moving the
G5's and Pro to where I wanted them in the rack
Hooked everything up (cables to all machines.. usb/dvi/network etc)
Powered the G5's up to check all was ok .. Everything checked out ok
Powered up the Pro ... and it come to life without a click/bump or other
Seems to be working perfectly now
Maybe its a case of individual personality and was a protest of the move
until it learnt it was in a better spot
Thanks to all that looked in or gave a lending hand