PCI card doesn't fit!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Oct 4, 2011.

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    Jethryn Freyman

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    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?

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    bizzle

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    That's 5v PCI. You need 3.3v PCI.
     
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    rowley

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    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.
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Oh damn.
     
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    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
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Nah it's a regular cheap PCI model.
     
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    oh ok, just your powermac sounded like mine (which i had this problem on)
     
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    MacSince1990

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    More like 15...
     

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