Well since we last spoke, the G5 has had it's innards cleaned and is now cruzin quite happily running Leopard.

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The cleaning didn't stop at just cleaning the PCB's and fans, I had to open up the PSU which was FULL of fluff and dustballs, and the superdrive was a non-runner - intermittent read faults and consistently failed on write tasks.

Upon reassembly I replaced the superdrive with a standard dvd-rw drive and installed OSX 10.5. What a dinger! Running great with 1.5 GB Ram, but that sounds a bit mean doesn't it? 1.5Gig, well now it has 5.5 Gig, and when I get round to it again I'll retire the original pair of 512's and replace with a matched pair of 1Gig sticks, then retire the the pair of 256's the same way. Best to do them in pairs, so I can see if the replacement RAM is compatible, one pair at a time. Must say I've had no problems with the RAM which was a kingston kit from Elara.ie - not specifically for a G5, but all the Specs matched, and they are CL3 (3-3-3)