G4 PCI question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by onequestion, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. onequestion macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    hi can anyone here answer this question?
    can i use an older 5volt PCI card in a Power Mac G4 Dual 867MHz DDR-Mirror Door, M8787LL/A :confused:
  2. paul.opensource macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    Have you checked out http://lowendmac.com/thompson/06/1106.html - it's an article about PCI and the voltages.
  3. onequestion thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2009
    i have an answer to this question for those of you who are interested:
    a v2.1 5V PCI card will work on any G4 provided they are using Mac OS 10.3.7 or below.

    i got this answer from a Pro audio company. (long story)

    also just to say that the tech help available online for MACs is utter SH¦T
    the best they can do is offer you an appointment to a 'genius bar' which is a total waste of time unless you wan't to ask them something like "duh, canz you help me wiv my printer as i'm to stoopid to make it work, duuuh".

    of course if you ask a 'genius' at the 'genius bar' a REAL question like oh i don't know... "can I use a PCI v1.2 5volt card on a G4"? they have no clue and will try to get rid of you asap. thanks for nothing genius bar guy.

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