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Does my G5 have a bad mobo?

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RAM slots 6 and 7 don't detect known-good RAM. Do ye think it is bad board? Is it worth fixing? Would it be better to go for a new board for 16GB or get some solid state drives and RAID them? My G5 shall not be beat by a garbage can in terms of write performance.
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Is that your quad that's bad? I have an extra one. I also had/have a dual 1.8/2.0 board that had bad memory slots. I believe it had micro cracks in the solder joints. I could apply pressure to those memory banks and it used to work. You probably could bake the mobo in the oven to reflow the solder.
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Originally Posted by OrangeSVTguy View Post

Is that your quad that's bad? I have an extra one. I also had/have a dual 1.8/2.0 board that had bad memory slots. I believe it had micro cracks in the solder joints. I could apply pressure to those memory banks and it used to work. You probably could bake the mobo in the oven to reflow the solder.

Yes. It's the Quad. Can I have yours?
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Yes. It's the Quad. Can I have yours?

Make me an offer for it. Shoot you can have all my G5 crap if you want. Make an offer an the entire lot. Lots of CPUs to try and overclock if you want.
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G5s where infamous for bad memory slots. Good luck...
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G5s where infamous for bad memory slots. Good luck...
Yep, that and bad caps. DAMN YOU CAPACITOR PLAGUE!
 
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