Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 156 from 2008/7/10
From: Cheshire, UK
I’ve been having a play around with this now and liking the speed improvement over my PowerBook and MacMini. It’s also actually a lot quieter than my MacMini (when that thing does anything intensive the fan goes full speed) and also seems to run cooler than the PowerBook (which can get really get warm - although it seems to control itself).
Couple of things I’ve come across so far;
1. I keep on getting asked for TinyGL when opening things. Sorry for a silly question but this is included in the 3.14 distribution isn’t it? Can’t remember being asked for this on either the MacMini or the PowerBook so I presume it’s something to actually do with my graphics card (a x1300pro that cost me £4).
2. Now I know the machine works, I’ve sourced a x1900xtx from eBay that looks like it might never have been used. I’ve also purchased the additional power lead but I’m struggling to see where on the motherboard I take the power from, so any help there would be appreciated. Card won’t turn up for a while so I’ve got time to get to the bottom of this.
3. Again probably graphics card related but when I use the full screen YouTube script there is some glitching where it looks like lines are missing. This only happens at 360p and if I deactivate the script and go to full screen all is fine but CPU usage is much higher. Like I say I’m presuming it’s my graphics card that is the issue but I might be wrong.
4. As with all my old Apple MorphOS gear I’m paranoid of it failing at some point and with this being liquid cooled I’m watching temperatures at the moment. The only one that is any real concern is the Kodiak Diode that seems to normally be between 68c and 70.8c. It always stays around that level but it is a lot hotter than all the other sensors. Not sure how this compares to other people. To be honest I haven’t had a point yet where the fans seem to be doing anything other than idling so it’s probably not an issue.
Any help or comments on the above would be really appreciated.
PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5Ghz/2GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
Powerbook 1.67Ghz/1.5GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
MacMini 1.5Ghz/1GB MorphOS 3.15 Registered
Efika 5200B 400Mhz/128MB MorphOS 2.3 Registered