[rescue] Re: Compaq Proliant 8000

ghub005 ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Sun May 2 03:52:18 CDT 2004

Pete said:

Well, I have a "Rev. A" dual 2GHz, and it has been the most stable 
machine I've ever bought new.  It just runs and runs... (For seven 
months now...)

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I'm not implying the Rev A G5 systems are unreliable. Rather I just meant that 
I'm waiting for the Rev B systems to hit the market.

AFAIK the only common glitches with the Rev A G5 systems are the occasional 
noise on the digital audio outputs, and a badly positioned temperature sensor 
on the internal drive cage. There are also a couple of design quirks like the 
two internal drive plus one single optical drive limit.

Neither of these problems are stopping me from getting a Rev A system to 
replace the dual 1.25GHz G4 MDD (FW800) system I bought last year. To my 
way of thinking, the Rev B systems will have faster processors and will 
hopefully be launched with updated graphics options. The new PPC 970FX 
processors will also dissipate about half the heat of the current G5 



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