Usb

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by BuZZ22k, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. BuZZ22k macrumors member

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    I have a USB ad in card for my PC. Can I put this into the G3 box? And if so will all my USB perfs work with it?
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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  4. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Arrgh, double post...25 minutes apart? :confused:.

    I'm not sure on this one...I guess it never hurts to try it out...I'd think it would work if there is no software that came along with it (aka drivers, etc) that is windows specific.
     
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I highly doubt it. The controller for USB and Firewire cards are OS specific if I remember right. Look around at USB and Firewire cards for Macs there are none that are PC and Mac compatible. One or the other never both. This has nothing to do with software it is the hardware. I personally wouldn't even bother trying.
     
  6. vniow macrumors G4

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    Ummmmm....actually a lot of USB PCI cards work with both.
    Even the el cheapo ones you buy at Walmart work with both.
    Look up the chipset and do a Google on it.
    Google always has the answer.[​IMG]
     
  7. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    That's cool. I just haven't ever seen ones that would. Though I can't say I have ever tried.

    Maybe it's just the firewire cards then. I know I have seen several companies that sell usb/firewire cards for macs and pcs (same company sells both) and the cards are different.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes, but finding the right answer inside of the 10 thousand hits is the problem.
     

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