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Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by macsurfer, Aug 9, 2002.
I have an iMac DVSE 500mhz G3. Who manufactured my chip? Motorola or IBM?
I think motorola made your chip. The only IBM G3's are the iBook's.
The chinesse >)
The Chinesse eh? never heard of 'em. Must come from Chinna or Indiia or something
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?
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
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.
I might try that, thanks.
I can't find it (the CPU Utility).