PCI USB Card for PMG5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by illegalprelude, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Hey you guys, can I buy just any USB PCI card and plug into my PMg5? I just dont like dealing with the hub that I have. Too many extra wires...
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Sure. Make sure it's Mac compatible and stay away anything with the VIA chipset. It's garbage.

    Be certain you have PCI and not a PCI-X G5. I don't know if regular PCI cards will fit in that slot. Anyone else know for sure.
     
  3. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Well thats kinda what I was getting at. A lot of times, Mac compatible pieces will be more expensive...even though they are exactly the same as the PC one...SO I didnt wanna over pay for the same thing.

    On the flip end, whats the best place to get them? Newegg would you say? And also...I think my G5 is...AGP? :eek: Anybody confirm this...Cause under my System info, under the PCI section, it says no card installed and when I click on my graphics card, it say AGP....eekk
     
  4. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

    Dr.Pants

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    PCI cards fit into PCI-X slots. PCIe cards will not. Be sure the appropriate drivers exist. An AGP G5 should have PCI-X slots on it.
     

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