G5 how hot?
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    ThePlayer
    Posts: 1052 from 2003/3/24
    From: Hamburg/Germany
    I replaced my LCS on my 2.7 G5 with heatsinks and Fans. And wonder what is the max Temp for the G5 befor it burns.
    Mine gets on CPU 1 up to 87° Celsius on on CPU 2 up to 71° is that ok or should i try to get a faster Fan?
    PowerMac G5 2.7 Aircooled Edition
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    koszer
    Posts: 1124 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    ThePlayer wrote:
    I replaced my LCS on my 2.7 G5 with heatsinks and Fans. And wonder what is the max Temp for the G5 befor it burns.
    Mine gets on CPU 1 up to 87° Celsius on on CPU 2 up to 71° is that ok or should i try to get a faster Fan?


    When my LCS was faulty (clogged and partially leaked) it could easily go up to 98° Celsius. Still running though. Now, after a few years after it's been rebuilt the CPU goes to about 80 degrees but not higher than 82 (the fans kick hard then and the temp won't go higher). That said, the LCS needs a partial refill (there's a healthy bit of air in the tubing), so there's a good chance to lower the temperature. I'll report back as soon as I do the job.

    The question is: how loud are your fans?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 916 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    From 1,6GHz up to 2,7GHz: 50° up to 90° (depends on frequency).
    CPU has a internal "fuse" against overheating - it stops if its running too hot.

    Chiptemps of 100°C and more seems normal in these days.......
    Peg2, 3xPowerMac G5, 2xPowerbookG4, 2x MacMiniG4, Efika (again), A3000T and life is never boring.....
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    ThePlayer
    Posts: 1052 from 2003/3/24
    From: Hamburg/Germany
    The Temps seems to be ok so far.
    I use the BeQuit Silentwings 3 Fans.
    Till now i only replaced the Fans in the front with one 140mm Fan.
    I will replace the two in the back an maybe the one on the top that cools the AGP/PCI Bay.

    [ Editiert durch ThePlayer 21.11.2021 - 10:44 ]
    PowerMac G5 2.7 Aircooled Edition
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    tolkien
    Posts: 396 from 2013/5/29
    My 2.0 ghz g5 machine is about 67°C after changing thermal paste.
    PowerMac G5 - PowerBook G4 - MacMini with MorphOS. Amiga 1200/060 AmigaOS 3.x
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 916 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    I limited cpu-temp on 2,3GHz to 60°C, wich works without beeing noisy. I also removed 2nd CPU (works only on older G5 boards with oder Fimware). This lowers temperature of northbridge-chip (backside) significant and slows down blower to wonderfull silence......
    MOS uses only one CPU and in MacOS I don't really miss it...
    Peg2, 3xPowerMac G5, 2xPowerbookG4, 2x MacMiniG4, Efika (again), A3000T and life is never boring.....
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    KennyR
    Posts: 782 from 2003/3/4
    From: #AmigaZeux, Gu...
    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 wrote:
    From 1,6GHz up to 2,7GHz: 50° up to 90° (depends on frequency).
    CPU has a internal "fuse" against overheating - it stops if its running too hot.

    Chiptemps of 100°C and more seems normal in these days.......


    Generally though you should be aiming at 70-75C top for a GPU or CPU on any system modern or classic, because the temperature sensor isn't the hottest part of the chip. Most modern CPUs will start throttling at 90-100C, but anyone who allows them to get to such temperatures badly needs to either replace their thermal paste or buy a better cooler or fan.

    The danger isn't so much that the chip will burn out or desolder itself - at least for a G5 mac - but that sustained cycles of heating and cooling will eventually break something via simple thermal expansion/contraction. Or that one of the caps that supply the CPU with power will just pop.
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  • Caterpillar
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    K-L
    Posts: 40 from 2020/11/17
    From: Lyon, France
    G5 2,7 Ghz : 86°c maintained by the fans. Under MacOS, under heavy load = 86° maintained by the fans (but 50° on idle thanks to the way MacOS handles the G5 speed regarding the load, what MorphOS can't do).
    PowerMac G5 2,7 Ghz / Radeon 9650 / MorphOS 3.15
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    beworld
    Posts: 466 from 2010/2/10
    From: FRANCE
    Same here G5 2.7 : 84-86°C
    IMac G5 2.1,PowerMac 2.7,PowerBook 1.5
    My MOS ports
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2790 from 2006/3/21
    From: Northern Calif...
    Slightly off topic, but do any of you have a source for the O-rings for the cooling systems of both the 2.7GHz Dual G5 and 2.5GHz Quad G5 Power Macs? I need to recondition the liquid cooling systems of all my G5 Power Macs, and haven't been able to find a source for the parts I need to do so.

    Edit: I know I've asked this question before, but can't find which thread it was in, or what the answer(s) were.

    [ Edited by amigadave 25.11.2021 - 13:24 ]
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