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Is there any way of using a G5 with Mix system like a Magma expansion?
Old 25th January 2009
  #1
Gear Maniac
 
🎧 15 years
Is there any way of using a G5 with Mix system like a Magma expansion?

I want to upgrade my G4 Dual to a G5 dual and use OSX for my Digidesign Mix system. Is there a way of being able to use the Mix cards with a G5, like maybe an expansion chassis of some sort that still uses a PCI slot?

If there is, is it stable?
Old 25th January 2009
  #2
Gear Nut
 
myrtlemusic's Avatar
 
🎧 10 years
Mix and G5

No! I've tried, and it's a painful waste of time. You have to decide whether to upgrade the cards or stay where you are. Or, move to a core based audio device and give up on TDM.

I chose to upgrade my cards.

Goodluck
Old 26th January 2009 | Show parent
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Lives for gear
 
🎧 15 years
I think there would be a problem using PCI cards in a PCI-X system like the G5. Theoretically, it ought to work, but it would slow down the entire system to PCI speed, which is half that of PCI-X.

But I have a 32-bit PCI 7-slot expansion chassis I'll sell you for *super cheap* if you want to find out...
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