geert at linux-m68k.org
Tue Oct 23 06:26:54 EST 2001
On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >I thought Apple put a 66MHz PCI slot in some G3 systems for the video card,
> >before switching to AGP.
> Hehe... in fact, when I wrote the previous email, I had that, then
> decided it was just bloat to say that as nobody use it for anything
> but video ;)
> >Of course, it's usually filled with a video card rather than an IDE card,
> >but who knows how some people might want to reconfigure their systems.
> Well. I don't even know if it's really a 66Mhz slot, or some kind of
> hacked 33Mhz with a doubled clock (I don't know if it really follow
> the PCI spec for 66Mhz). I heard noise when the machine was released
> about that slot not beeing completely standard.
I once heard the electrical stuff is 66 MHz, but the connector is mounted
differently so only the custom OEM cards from ATI will fit. That's what you can
call `user lock-in' :-)
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert at linux-m68k.org
In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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