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Khid
11-29-2006, 11:08 PM
Sorry for the cross-post. I'm asking a MOD to help out. Didn't know there was a hardware forum.

Hardware For Maya: Latest G5 Setup help please
Can someone help me with my setup for Maya 8 Complete? I am running a G5 with 5.5gigs of PC-4200 DDR2 ram. Below are the specs and what I plan to upgrade too to run Maya.


Hardware Overview:

Machine Name: Power Mac G5
Machine Model: PowerMac11,2
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (1.1)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 2 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 5.5 GB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1
Serial Number: G854123XR6U

DIMM0/J6700:

Size: 256 MB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM1/J6800:

Size: 256 MB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM2/J6900:

Size: 512 MB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM3/J7000:

Size: 512 MB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM4/J7100:

Size: 1 GB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM5/J7200:

Size: 1 GB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM6/J7300:

Size: 1 GB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

DIMM7/J7400:

Size: 1 GB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Speed: PC2-4200U-444
Status: OK

NVIDIA GeForce 6600LE:

Chipset Model: GeForce 6600LE
Type: Display
Bus: PCI
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0142
Revision ID: 0x00a4
ROM Revision: 2149
Displays:
Cinema HD:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Cinema:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Supported
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported

SHOPPING LIST

Kingston 2gb Kit x 2 to bring system ram up to 8gb
Nvidia GeForce 7800GT PCi Graphics Card
Western Digital 10k RPM 150GB Internal SATA Drive (I have plenty of external storage)
And Maya Complete

Does this sound like a workable solution? I need to get it going as fast as it can for around this budget.

Thanks!

maX_Andrews
12-01-2006, 08:29 PM
Yeah. but I doubt the extra RAM will help much and I wasn't aware of an aftermarket 7800 card for the G5. They only made the 7800gt for the pci-express dual-core G5s that were out just before the mac pro. The best graphics card for you to get for the dual processor G5s with pci-x/agp is the kit for the nvidia 6800 ultra DDL mac version or the ati radeon x800 mac version. The x800 is easier to find, cheaper, and a bit faster, and has better drivers under OSX.
$400 6800 ultra: http://www.yourmacstore.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=395
$390 x800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ATI%20Technologies/100435317/

Khid
12-01-2006, 10:40 PM
Yeah. but I doubt the extra RAM will help much and I wasn't aware of an aftermarket 7800 card for the G5. They only made the 7800gt for the pci-express dual-core G5s that were out just before the mac pro. The best graphics card for you to get for the dual processor G5s with pci-x/agp is the kit for the nvidia 6800 ultra DDL mac version or the ati radeon x800 mac version. The x800 is easier to find, cheaper, and a bit faster, and has better drivers under OSX.
$400 6800 ultra: http://www.yourmacstore.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=395
$390 x800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ATI%20Technologies/100435317/

That's the one I have, maX. The final Dual-Core G5. The 7800GT will work in my system.

I am also getting the new ATi Radeon X1900 G5 Edition instead. And I think I will skip the ram for now and go for the 10k RPM internal.

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