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04-20-2001, 04:42 PM

I may have a hard one here. I recently purchased a used PowerMac 8500. The unit had a PCI card in it but the seller could not tell me what the card was for. The card does not have any external port. It seems to be an Apple card and I could read the following numbers on it:

820-0739-A and 630-1647 rev A

If anybody knows what this card does and possibly provide me with the software driver if any, I would really appreciate.


04-20-2001, 05:30 PM
I think you may have an Apple QuickDraw 3D Accelerator card here http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n18811 and here http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n18810

At least that is my best guess. Apple System Profiler (ASP) available thru the Apple Menu should be able to identify it. k

[This message has been edited by kaye (edited 20 April 2001).]

04-21-2001, 12:15 AM
i've been hoarding one of those little boards in the basement for the longest time. Let me know if you need me to go down and find it so you can compare yours with it.

I'm not sure what I am going to do with it....but I suspect an old Motorola with five PCI slots will be involved.


04-21-2001, 01:13 AM

He emailed me. That's the card. I pointed him here http://www.macuser.com/mu_0296/news/news07.html

If you ever bump into that card in the basement, I would like to try it in my PTP and will send it back. k

[This message has been edited by kaye (edited 21 April 2001).]

04-21-2001, 02:45 AM
ok, k.

I'll have deb ship it out to you on Monday. What else do you need?

remind me on Monday, ok?



04-21-2001, 07:48 PM
Thanks to all who responded to my query and helped me solved this mystery.

04-21-2001, 10:13 PM
You are welcome! I guess you know the drivers for that card are still in QT 4.x; Apple QT3D HW Driver and Apple QT3D HW Plugin.

04-22-2001, 03:16 AM
I don't think I need anything else, magician. Burly is built, and in the morning is going to get its first powerup. Will see if I got all of the LED's and the SCSI ID # wires hooked up right. A beautiful box with lots of room. k

04-23-2001, 01:35 AM

you built it wrong!

you're supposed to test each drive as you go!

I guarantee that ONE drive will have a problem.....and it will be the BOTTOM drive.

It's happened to me, oh, at least three times.

ok, my friend. My fingers are crossed for you.

I am helping you mentally.


04-23-2001, 03:01 PM

Your incantation worked. It fired right up. Everything just right, LEDs and ID selectors, SCSI, etc. Works like a charm. See the RAID forum. Because of space limitations, I had to build the Burly in another room from my puters.

Don't forget to send the Apple QuickDraw 3D Accelerator card. Thanks. k