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Installing a PCI FireWire card in a G5 Install
I recently bought a Belkin PCI FireWire card for my G5. It is the Dual 2 GHz G5, so I have two PCI-X slots that run at 100 MHz and one that runs at 133 MHz. Initially I installed the card in the 133 MHz slot (slot 4), but when I powered my computer back up, OS X would not recognize the card. It carried power to any connected FireWire devices, but System Profiler did not show any card connected to the PCI slot. I went back and changed it to a 100 MHz slot (slot 3), and now it works flawlessly.
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Installing a PCI FireWire card in a G5
Authored by: godfatherK on Apr 02, '04 06:42:08PM

Which Belkin PCI FireWire card did you install?



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Installing a PCI FireWire card in a G5
Authored by: babertocci on Apr 04, '04 05:45:03PM
It's a PCI FireWire 400 card (FSU501-APL). However, it seems I spoke too soon about it working "flawlessly." I've discovered that my machine no longer goes into deep sleep with the card installed. The OS stops running, but since the machine isn't totally asleep the fans go full blast (fail-safe mode). It seems that this is a common problem. This page on http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ has a list of people who have had similar problems. I'm going to be calling Belkin and/or Apple tomorrow to see if I can get this resolved ASAP.

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Installing a PCI FireWire card in a G5
Authored by: rob-art on Apr 05, '04 10:00:21AM

Was it a FW400 or FW800 card?

I've installed FireWire 400/800 cards from LaCie and FWDepot in my Dual G5's 133MHz slot. they worked fine.

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Installing a PCI FireWire card in a G5
Authored by: Colpolyp on Apr 21, '04 10:33:53AM

@rob-art: I am looking for a FW400 card to put in the dual 1.8 G5 but no card seems to work or indeed they are all FW800.

Which types of FW400 card did you try?

thanks.



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