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Help identify earlier generation PowerMac
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FeralCat
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Apr 27, 2005, 05:03 PM
 
On the sale page of the US Apple store, Apple has listed Dual 1.8, Dual 2.0 and Dual 2.5 PowerMacs. The problem is that in the description field for each of these, it says "Three PCI slots". Now, IIRC, the previous generation Dual 2.0 and Dual 2.5 had PCI-X slots, and that there never has been a Dual 2.5 w/ (non-X) PCI slots.

So, I'm confused: are the previous generation Dual 2.0 machines also PCI-X, or are they really just PCI? Also, can someone tell me if there were PCI-X Dual 1.8 GHz PowerMacs? I seem to remember that they released a first-generation Dual 1.8 after the original release of the 1.6, 1.8 and Dual 2.0 PMs because they had trouble filling orders for Dual 2.0 machines. Am I remembering correctly, or is this wrong? And, if there were PCI-X Dual 1.8s, is it possible that these PowerMacs are also PCI-X and not just PCI? HELP!

Thanks!
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Apr 27, 2005, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by FeralCat
On the sale page of the US Apple store, Apple has listed Dual 1.8, Dual 2.0 and Dual 2.5 PowerMacs. The problem is that in the description field for each of these, it says "Three PCI slots". Now, IIRC, the previous generation Dual 2.0 and Dual 2.5 had PCI-X slots, and that there never has been a Dual 2.5 w/ (non-X) PCI slots.

So, I'm confused: are the previous generation Dual 2.0 machines also PCI-X, or are they really just PCI? Also, can someone tell me if there were PCI-X Dual 1.8 GHz PowerMacs? I seem to remember that they released a first-generation Dual 1.8 after the original release of the 1.6, 1.8 and Dual 2.0 PMs because they had trouble filling orders for Dual 2.0 machines. Am I remembering correctly, or is this wrong? And, if there were PCI-X Dual 1.8s, is it possible that these PowerMacs are also PCI-X and not just PCI? HELP!

Thanks!
Previous Dual 2.0GHz did have PCI-X slots: mine has. With previous I mean the ones that were sold a couple of days ago as the medium model, as in Dual 1.8, Dual 2.0 and Dual 2.5GHz.
     
   
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