[rescue] Hardware up FT/FS

Ian King IanK at vulcan.com
Thu May 19 13:34:12 CDT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
> Behalf Of Phil Stracchino
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:21 AM
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Hardware up FT/FS
> On 05/19/11 10:07, Cody Swanson wrote:
> > I got my wife a used MDD mac 4 years ago that didn't have this done
> to
> > it. I just went down to the local computer shop and bought a couple
> of
> > quieter fans and soldered them in to the existing PSU. They had less
> > airflow but it didn't seem to make a difference. It ran fine for the
> 3
> > years she used it until I gave her a macbook and sold the MDD. I
> assume
> > it still works like a champ.
> I think the Windtunnel is one of those machines that was fast for its
> time (at least as Macs go), but has LONG since been surpassed so
> greatly
> with less power consumption that it doesn't really make sense to run
> one
> any more unless you specifically want to run a PowerPC Mac.  And even
> then, it takes 30 seconds on Google to find a dual G5 for about $250,
> so
> there's little practical reason to run a G4 instead of a far more
> powerful G5.

One practical reason: a dual G4 draws a lot less power than a dual G5.  That's
why I use dual G4s at home.

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