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bluekatt

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i was wondering what powermacs have a processor direct slot

do any of the pci powermacs have a pds slot ?

and would a newer tech G3 card work on them

(or a G3 400 mhz card not sure what it is yet il have to rip my 8100 open first )

or do only nubus powermacs have the pds slot ?

 

alk

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No.

You cannot use a G3 intended for an x100 Mac in anthing other than an x100 Mac.

Peace,

Drew

 

TylerEss

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If you want to put your G3 upgrade into a PCI PowerMac, your best bet would be to trade it. Considering that the NewerTech NuBus G3s are way better than the more common Sonnet ones, you shouldn't have any trouble scoring a PCI G3 upgrade in trade for your NewerTech NuBus G3.

 

Quadraman

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i was wondering what powermacs have a processor direct slot do any of the pci powermacs have a pds slot ?

and would a newer tech G3 card work on them

(or a G3 400 mhz card not sure what it is yet il have to rip my 8100 open first )

or do only nubus powermacs have the pds slot ?
THe PDS slot extends the pins on the CPU out onto the motherboard so that CPU and certain other upgrades would have direct access to CPU functions, presumably to make them faster or give them greater controller over the rest of the machine.

On the beige PCI Powermacs, the slot that the CPU card plugs into, I guess would be the equivalent of the PDS on earlier machines, but I'm not sure if it really qualifies as it is the only means to plug a CPU into those models. All earlier models that had a PDS, had one CPU on the board and a PDS slot for a CPU upgrade.

 
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