Apple PowerMac PowerPC G5 Desktops

The Apple Power Mac G5 has several multipurpose ports that can function as interfaces for a wide variety of computer peripherals. With a dual-core processor and space for an extra hard drive, these personal computers can meet your needs with an efficient and sleek design that features easy access to the internal components. These models come standard with version 10.2 of Mac OS X.

What are some features of the desktops?

This product features a powerful dual-core 2 GHz PowerPC G5 processor, capable of handling several programs while maintaining high processing speed. Other features of this personal computer will include:

  • This computer features a 160 GB 7200 rpm hard drive and includes space for another hard drive to be inserted into the machine.
  • Ports. There are several different ports available for your use, including a FireWire 800 port and two FireWire 400 ports, as well as three USB 2.0 ports and two USB 1.1 ports that are stationed on the keyboard for your convenience.
  • Mac OS X. These desktop computers run version 10.2 of Apples OS X operating system, which is also nicknamed "Jaguar."
  • An optical drive. In addition to the dual hard drive bays, these computers have a third bay with a SuperDrive optical drive that can read both CDs and DVDs and that can burn data onto CDs.
How do you replace RAM in a personal desktop?

Replacing RAM in a computer is a simple process, which most people can do in a couple of minutes with little to no prior experience. The first step in the process is to make sure that the unit is completely powered off and unplugged. Let the casing cool down for at least 10 minutes. Release the side of the case to gain access to the internal components using the latch on the backside of the unit.

Remove the air deflector and the fan assembly, and then locate the memory module on the circuit board of the desktop. Push the ejector pins on the RAM module. This should release the memory chips so they can be removed safely. Take the new memory chips and click them into place in the module, making sure to line up the notch on the DIMM and the gap on the RAM module to enable functioning of the memory.

Important: The RAM must be installed in pairs, one chip in the top slot and one in the bottom of the module.

When were these desktops made?

The Apple Power Mac G5 was manufactured from the years 2003 to 2006.

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