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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: I NEED HELLLLLLLP Please Reply with quote

Ok let me explain my issue.

I had a Lampie imac take a power supply dirt nap.

so i purchased a new apple computer. well new used only had 40 hours on it mac i should say.

I purchased a Xserve i couldn't pass up on the deal 180.00 for a xserve these are the specs.

Xserve

powerpc g5 2.0 single processor

4 gig's of ram

80 gig hard drive (i know the max hard drive size is 180 gigs on the xserves)

a unlimited license of both 10.5 and 10.4 server

my issue is no onboard sound.

i have heard there are usb sound devices that work on mac's i have no idea where to start looking ???

Now i have a question i have seen project osx86 now i have no means to rip off apple and build a hackintosh that costs three times as much as a mac i was thinking of using there 3rd party drivers to install a Ibm sound card in a mac because this machine has a free pci slot has anyone seen this page

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/3rdPartyDrivers

now i know these are open source keytext files for using diffrent sound cards should i try these first??? they all still contain there powerpc code inside the keytext....

any idea's
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this now that my toslink port is going to my HTPC....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/422094-REG/Behringer_UCA202_UCA202_USB_Audio_Interface.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link but i dont have toslink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:03 pm    Post subject: USB External Sound Card Reply with quote

No.......macmanmacman, thats a USB Sound card.
Plug it into your Xserve's USB port and it should be
recognized without need of drivers. That Behringer
has an optical out as well as stereo RCA jacks and
1/8 inch for headphones. Their are several USB
Sound cards and Firewire Sound cards as well that
are similar. Roland makes a copy of that Behringer
to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhhh ok will see about price tag then thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you all for your help i found a usb 7.1 surround sound card for mac and windows for 6.00 on amazon thank you very much for your help.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: eBay USB 7.1 Sound Card Reply with quote

Please let us know how it works
plus the make and model etc. I'm
not familiar with a 7.1 model.
Also, how about a link for your Sound
Card at Amazon.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok here you go.

i ordered a 7.1 surround sound usb card from amazon cost me a total of $6.59 u.s i have it fully functional and running it produces nice sound quality i almost blew my ear drums out playing duke nukem 3d.

here is the link to the card i purchased.

http://www.amazon.com/USB2-0-7-1CH-Adapter-Stereo-Output/dp/B001KT80IO/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1298603056&sr=8-18

love it it sounds so much clearer then the stock apple sound
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look at google click images and type in xserve g5 firewire 800 cable

See the square end thats the end on my firewire 800 i was wondering if this is normal or a special type of cable???
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