Mysterious G5 innards.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by fuzzy7slippers, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. fuzzy7slippers macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2002
    Does anyone know what these mysterious slots numbered 1-4 are for on the new G5?

    (I'm not talking about the PCI slots here - rather the giant open void to the left of them.)


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  2. RiseAgainst macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2003

    im not sure, but it looks as if the numbers (i cant even see them in the pic but im ussuming there near the center of the circle) corespong to the pci slots. The space could be for longer cards. Near the left of the circle it looks like there are slots that the plastic piece on a large pci card slides into.

    But then again, I could be wrong.
  3. TylerL macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2002
    Full-length PCI cards fit into slots on the far-side of the computer's case for better stability and less Really Expensive Card Snappage.

    All G4 towers have those slots (numbered on most of them as well).
  4. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    yep, tyler got it. like the mac version of the ti 4600 is that long, its crazy and quite pointless if you ask me.

  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Is is "crazy and pointless" that vendors designed full-length cards, or that Apple designed its computers to accept full-length cards:confused:
  6. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    nvidia makes that card, not apple. i was workign on powermac that some bought that card and it went all the way to the back. and it was just blank circuit board. didnt have anything on it. looked like half way it was just a green peice of plastic. pc version doenst look like that.

  7. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    Anyone using an ICE render board will need the extra long slots. Also, HD cards for FCP will need the long slots, If I'm not mistaken.

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