Who manufactured my chip?

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  1. macsurfer macrumors regular

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    I have an iMac DVSE 500mhz G3. Who manufactured my chip? Motorola or IBM?
     
  2. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    I think motorola made your chip. The only IBM G3's are the iBook's.

    BEN
     
  3. mymemory macrumors 68020

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  4. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    The Chinesse eh? never heard of 'em. Must come from Chinna or Indiia or something :D
     
  5. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    so does motorola usually develop processors and ibm only maufacture them sometimes?

    or with the ibook case, did motorola give ibm the plans and they developed a processor for the ibook?

    also, did ibm originally develp the ppc (powerpc) processor?
     
  6. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    IBM and motorolla used to share R&D on the Powerpc, but they still exchange technical info today. Mot doesn't need IBM's foundries tho, because they have their own (less advanced and crappy foundries that do nothing except produce the same crappy G4 at the same speed for 12 months at a time).

    Ooookkaaay. My unexpected rant is now over :)
     
  7. Arcady macrumors 6502

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    Re: Who manufactured my chip?

    Run the CPU Utility that you can find at www.xlr8yourmac.com and it will tell you what version of the G3 you have, including who made it.
     
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