PCI cards

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by amholl, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. amholl macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2004
    Can I buy any PCI card or do I have to buy that is listed as mac compatible? Specifically USB 2.0 ones as i dont know that they carry mac compatible ones @ best buy.
  2. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    what kind of mac do you want to use these PCI cards with? chances are, they will not work with macs. what do you mean by USB 2.0 ones? PCI USB expansion cards? if that's what you need, just buy a hub.
  3. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    I'm assuming you want to add USB 2.0 on an older Mac here. Most PCI cards at retail stores don't say Mac-compatible on the box, but many name brand cards will work anyway. For example, my brother's Powermac G4 has a Linksys PCI wireless internet card and a PCI 5-port USB 2.0 card in there (sorry, I don't remember what brand it was, but I remember it was a name brand or I wouldn't have recommended it to him). Both of them were purchased at Wal-Mart, and neither even mentions Macs on the box, but both work perfectly. I'd just try a card and see, as long as you can return it if it doesn't work.

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