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I would run Linux on it . Linux is growing leaps and bounds over Microsoft. Apple I believe just stole everything from Linux so in a sense it will feel sort of like a mac. The way it should of been done the first time. Here is a decent write up no sense me wasting energy on it.. go check out this http://superuser.com/questions/88779/how-to-make-a-powermac-g4-run-linux
None of the parts are usable in any other machine.
The coolant from a liquid-cooled G5 PowerMac is toxic. If your G5 is leaking, disconnect the power cord IMMEDIATELY. Flush any skin exposed to the fluid with water for at least 15 minutes.
If you want to glove up and extract your hard drive from the machine so as to save your data, do it carefully. Other than that, my recommendation is to bag up the unit and handle it responsibly as toxic waste, using the same guidelines your area uses for antifreeze.
You're not the only person experiencing this problem. Many PowerPC users who upgraded to QuickTime 7.5 (sometimes even QuickTime 7.3) began to experience widespread stuttering and halting when playing back video. Apparently, these packages contained functionality improvements that simple maxed out the old CPUs.
Unfortunately, there is no generally agreed-upon fix. Since the PowerPC is a dead-end Apple architecture, most people eventually "fix" the problem by upgrading to a current (Intel) model of Macintosh. I wish I had better news for you.
Well, yes, if you have an AGP PowerMac G4 then any AGP video card will FIT into that AGP port.... The question is to know if that card is Mac Compatible ?
Where did you get the card ? Did you get it our of another mac ?
or from someone who got it out of a Mac, then yes, it should be compatible with any Mac with a AGP port.