Discovered Intel chip in G4

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sawtooth811, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Sawtooth811 macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    Almost two years ago, I was fooling around with my Sawtooth, and discovered an Intel chip under the motherboard, and I'm wondering what it was for. Also, I'm curious about the thin green wire under the board also. Is it mandatory?
     
  2. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Could be any number of things. Intel makes all sorts of chipsets.

    Google the number on the chip and find out.
     
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  4. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course I wouldn't cut it! I have common sense!
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Could be a USB, ethernet PHY, modem chip, or basically anything.

    For a sawtooth, about the only thing it likely won't be is a firewire chip.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Green wire's are usually grounds but who knows since I don't know what layout of the innards is.
     
  7. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    where exactly is that green wire? is on attached to the board? i had my mobo out the other day and i don't remember seeing a green wire? then again i don't remember a lot of things:p
     
  8. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :apple:I'll try to show you guys the green wire soon.

    P.S: Mario RULES!!!! "Mario!!! OOOOOOOOO!":D
     

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