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boxerchip
Sep 1, 2004, 03:59 PM
Ok seing as ive got no idea what im talking about at all here... what works with PCs and macs as far as hardware?

Video cards?
sound cards?
lan cards?
anything but ram and HDD?

kgarner
Sep 1, 2004, 04:02 PM
Video Cards generally don't (could change now that Apple is giving up ADC)
Some sound cards are
Some NIC's are
SCSI/USB/Firewire/ATA cards - most are

How's that?

vraxtus
Sep 1, 2004, 04:03 PM
Ok seing as ive got no idea what im talking about at all here... what works with PCs and macs as far as hardware?

Video cards?
sound cards?
lan cards?
anything but ram and HDD?


:D

HDs are cross platform compatible as long as the interface is correct (IDE or SATA)

Some video cards can be flashed to be Mac compatible, but there are at times voltage incompatibilities.

RAM is sometimes cross compatible... not usually though.

I don't know much about sound cards.

Macs have built in Ethernet so there's no need for a "LAN" card.

boxerchip
Sep 1, 2004, 06:39 PM
I know macs come with CRAAAAAAAPPPY sound... what sound cards are good for macs? can i just use my creative audigy ?

MisterMe
Sep 1, 2004, 06:47 PM
I know macs come with CRAAAAAAAPPPY sound... what sound cards are good for macs? can i just use my creative audigy ?You know this how? My Mac shipped with standard optical output. It certainly sounds great through my Logitech 5.1 speaker system.

boxerchip
Sep 1, 2004, 07:03 PM
but i dont have optical sound... ive got the normal jacks... and untill I get a new system its gona be that way. so can i convert? or what? because as of now ive got 2 plugs that go into my sound card but the G5 only has one for head phones.

Capt Underpants
Sep 1, 2004, 08:17 PM
RAM is sometimes cross compatible... not usually though.


Macs use the exact same RAM as PC's :rolleyes: .