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MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« on: December 26, 2012, 07:40:51 PM »
News from  ASiegel (MorphZone)

Harry "Piru" Sintonen provided information regarding the status of the MorphOS port for Apple's PowerMac G5:

Everything is progressing nicely. Bigfoot also did some preliminary benchmarking using the same LAME (13 seconds) and MPlayer (49 seconds) benchmarks as used here. (This is with the 2.0 GHz G5.)

Screenshot: http://bigfoot.morphos-team.net/test/another-g5-monitorshot.jpeg

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 08:12:24 PM »
Good new, I hope it will ready soon.

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 12:28:53 AM »
I have a Dual 2.5 Ghz G5 PowerMac I bought in September 2004 and was wondering if I can use it with MorphOS in the future? It needs repair and I was just going to get rid of it but if MorphOS will support it maybe I'll get it fixed.
 

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 01:13:38 AM »
This is great news. I miss Piru posting here... Guess he's busy with coding.

G5 G5 G5

I can't wait... Quad core g5's are pretty cheap... Though I know morphOS will only support one core I figure I can triple boot linux, macosx AND morphOS, so I 'd still prefer a quad core, because I'd like to be able to use final cut on macosx.

Pyromania, It should work with MorphOS, but only one core will be supported.
 

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 03:02:22 AM »
Does anyone know what the last (best/most powerful) Power Mac G5 was that did NOT have liquid cooling?  I would like to start shopping prices and I prefer an Air Cooled unit I think.  Cool News on MorphOS for g5!   Thanks for any advice.
 

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2012, 03:05:04 AM »
Quote from: Jeff;720418
Does anyone know what the last (best/most powerful) Power Mac G5 was that did NOT have liquid cooling?  I would like to start shopping prices and I prefer an Air Cooled unit I think.  Cool News on MorphOS for g5!   Thanks for any advice.


Your right to want the Air Cooled one, I think the liquid cooling killed my PowerMac G5.

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 03:57:12 AM »
Now this is interesting news, might have to keep an eye out for a dual g5. Always liked the look of them :-)
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 04:36:02 AM »
Already bought a 2.7ghz Liquid Cooled G5 mac, and swapped the LCS system for some passive heatsinks. Conversion worked great. :)  Just pick up some passive heatsinks from a 2.0ghz G5 mac.
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 07:17:30 AM »
The only one with Liquid Cooling is the Early 2005 Dual 2.7 GHz. All the other ones are Large Heat Sync with Fan Arrays.

I love the design of the G5, it's some of the Jony Ive's best work. I have a Dual 1.8 Ghz collecting dust (waiting for Morhos), and a Quad 2.5 GHz running Kubuntu 12.04.
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 07:46:36 AM »
Makes me sorry I got rid of mine...well, not quite, that thing was damn loud. My PDP-11 has it beat for decibels, but it's at least nice large low-frequency fans, as compared to the G5 Quad's jet engines... :/
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 04:44:52 PM »
The dual CPU 2.5 and 2.7 are liquid-cooled and so are all PCIe/dual-core G5 (the Quad has 2 dual-core G5 and is a wet as it gets).

The fastest air-cooled is the dual CPU 2.3 GHz (not to be mistaken with the dual-core at 2.3GHz).

Putting an air-cooler into an unit designed for LCS might work ..... for a moment .... (aka really stupid idea),

I'd say anything with an AGP-Slot does have a realistic chance for MorphOS, those with PCIe not in the forseeable future.

But as allways, wait till offcial announcement before buying HW ;)
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 01:36:37 AM »
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Putting an air-cooler into an unit designed for LCS might work ..... for a moment .... (aka really stupid idea),


Well guess my G5 is gonna get steam rolled since I replaced the failing LCS with some passive heatsinks.  So far its been a few weeks and working great... Wonder how long its gonna take before she gives up.
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2012, 05:43:53 AM »
I will have to wait till my 2nd 2.7ghz G5 comes in, do some testing/temps on the LCS, then drop in some 2.0CPUs to see if the logic board will take them.

Thing was that the LCS and the Passives were reading around the same temps, but i think this was because the board thinks the LCS is still used, though the Passives are in it now... Readouts  on temps were slightly lower on the Passive, but maybe because the LCS in it was failing? Either way, stay tuned as I blow up this G5 for experiment! :)
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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012, 07:13:26 AM »
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The only one with Liquid Cooling is the Early 2005 Dual 2.7 GHz. All the other ones are Large Heat Sync with Fan Arrays.

I love the design of the G5, it's some of the Jony Ive's best work. I have a Dual 1.8 Ghz collecting dust (waiting for Morhos), and a Quad 2.5 GHz running Kubuntu 12.04.

Nope, mine also has Liquid Cooling and it's a 2004 2.5 Ghz Dual G5. Jony Ive is a great designer, very true. What is Morhos?

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Re: MorphOS : PowerMac G5 Port Update
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2012, 09:17:13 AM »
Given that the cooling in the G5s isn't completly dumb, there is also the possibilty that your 2.7GHz CPUs get throttled due to inefficient cooling...


/me ist just gonna stick to his 2x2.3GHz.
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else