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It’s that time again! The 2021 PPC Challenge

It’s that time again! The 2021 PPC Challenge

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well to be more precise, it’s the 2021 68K & PPC Challenge now. The rules and more info can be found on the Mac Yak website here but it’s quite simple (and always has been): Use your eligible Mac as your daily driver for a week, as much as possible. Mac, Macintosh or Apple Clone only. Mac OS, Linux, your call. No virtualization or emulation of an OS. People are already sharing what their setup is going to be on…

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Further tweaking the cooling – Part 1

Further tweaking the cooling – Part 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a post in the Project Maya series. To see all related posts go to the index page here. I added fans, took fans out, tested different fans, experimented with different thermal pastes and even thermal pads. The biggest change I wanted to make to the cooling since day one, was the heat sink. The aluminum block got the job done but I wanted better so of course the search began for a copper heat sink. Found a few…

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Project Maya – Full Body Transplant

Project Maya – Full Body Transplant

Reading Time: 8 minutes This is a post in the Project Maya series. To see all related posts go to the index page here. You may recall me writing “Project Maya, named so by my son when I asked him what a fun codename would be, is the restoration, rebuilding and upgrading of a 2002 Power Mac G4 Mirrored Drive Doors. This is the first generation so doesn’t have FireWire 800. I wanted a 2002 model specifically because it is the last model to…

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Project Maya – Upgrading the graphics card again

Project Maya – Upgrading the graphics card again

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a post in the Project Maya series. To see all related posts go to the index page here. No, I didn’t mess up and accidentally named this post the same as the previous one. And no, you’re not seeing double. I am upgrading the graphics card yet again. The ATI Radeon 9600 performs really well, handling the games I play without issue but it being a card designed for the G5, it simply doesn’t get enough airflow in…

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