G5 iMac taken apart: questions...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dongmin, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. dongmin macrumors 68000

    dongmin

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    I'm sure most of you have seen Kodawarisan's disassembly of the iMac G5. I have a couple quesitons regarding them:

    1. What's that grey plastic thingy to the left of the ports? Bluetooth module? The Airport antenna is supposed to be somewhere else.

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    2. The larger fan at the top of the motherboard, is that for the GPU? I noticed that it's a quite a bit further up from the GPU?

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    3. Finally, who/what is "Broadcom"? On Kodawarisan's site seems to suggest that it's the GPU, but shouldn't it be Nvidia?

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  2. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

    Jigglelicious

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    Just do a search for 'broadcom' in google. The Results should answer your questions.
     
  3. dongmin thread starter macrumors 68000

    dongmin

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    They seem to do a bunch of stuff: bluetooth, 802.11, and wired networking.

    so which is it?

    and where is the GPU???
     
  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816

    tomf87

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    Broadcom is a semiconductor manufacturer. Their semiconductors are used in several areas.

    I have no idea where the GPU is, but I would assume it is under one of those fans, since the CPU and memory are located elsewhere.
     

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