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  • ralph bertini

    March 15, 2006 at 3:32 pm

    Just received my G-raid and PCI express fw 800 card yesterday. Reading docs to install and I’m looking for a slot config for the g-5. Is there any recommended slot location for the card? I know the “other” edit platform is very particular about what slot is used for secondary cards. I wasn’t sure if there was a similar issue with bus segments, etc. Anyone done this recently?

  • David Roth Weiss

    March 15, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    It all depends upon what other cards are installed and where. If slot 4, the upper most slot is available, try it there first.


  • ralph bertini

    March 15, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    Slots 2, 3 and 4 are available. Slot three is a PCI express X 8 slot, wouldn’t it be better there???

  • Dave Mac

    March 18, 2006 at 10:04 pm

    [creatureteacher] “Slots 2, 3 and 4 are available. Slot three is a PCI express X 8 slot, wouldn’t it be better there???”

    One of the changes from the “old” PowerMac G5s to the new dual-core models is the use of PCI Express slots. With the older G5s, the fastest PCI-X slot was slot 4.

    With the PCIe slots in the newer G5s, the 3rd slot is the “8x” slot (fastest). For more details, check out this document from Apple:

    Dual-core PowerMac G5 Technology Overview

    So, slot 3 would certainly be the fastest slot. I am not sure if there would be any benefit to using this slot for the FW card. I kind of doubt it. If you are not going to use a capture card, go for it. If you will use a capture card in this Mac, it should probably go in slot 3. You’ll have to check the capture card manufacturer for more info on that.

    Best regards,


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