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Jethryn Freyman
Oct 4, 2011, 03:11 AM
OK, I just got my PCI sound card today, and it doesn't fit in my Power Mac!

It's a June 2004 Power Mac with PCI slots, and the card was advertised as a PCI sound card. It was cheap, and I bought it mainly for fun, but it doesn't doesn't fit. The pins don't line up, the little black plastic divider is in the way.

Any ideas what's going on here? What kind of card have I got?

http://i.imgur.com/tnRKl.jpg



bizzle
Oct 4, 2011, 06:50 AM
That's 5v PCI. You need 3.3v PCI.

rowley
Oct 4, 2011, 06:53 AM
that is a rather old PC PCI Card - from the layout, a real simple 16 bit on too with an analog 15 pin game controller.
Thats got to be at least 10 years old.

Jethryn Freyman
Oct 4, 2011, 06:54 AM
That's 5v PCI. You need 3.3v PCI.
Oh damn.

max••
Oct 7, 2011, 05:07 PM
June 2004? is that a DP PCI-X PowerMac G5 by any chance, as said, you need a PCI 3.3v card, this has caught me out soo meany times

Jethryn Freyman
Oct 7, 2011, 05:56 PM
June 2004? is that a DP PCI-X PowerMac G5 by any chance, as said, you need a PCI 3.3v card, this has caught me out soo meany times
Nah it's a regular cheap PCI model.

max••
Oct 8, 2011, 10:26 AM
Nah it's a regular cheap PCI model.

oh ok, just your powermac sounded like mine (which i had this problem on)

MacSince1990
Oct 9, 2011, 11:11 AM
Thats got to be at least 10 years old.

More like 15...