B&W G3; which rev?

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B&W G3; which rev?

How can I fin dout what revision a B&W G3 is? I'm guessing Rev B as it was made in Aug 1999...

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From Low End Mac:

The Rev. 2 b&w G3 uses a different motherboard, has an additional drive bracket, incorporates a new IDE controller chip (marked 402), and includes a faster version of the ATI Rage 128 video card. 350 MHz and 400 MHz models may have either motherboard; 450 MHz and faster versions always have the Rev. 2 board from the factory. The new IDE controller improves slave drive support and solves a drive corruption problem.

When buying a blue & white G3, insist on getting a Revision 2 system. The best way to make sure you're getting a Rev. 2 motherboard is the"402" marking on the CMD646 IDE controller chip. See Accelerate Your Mac! for more details on differences between these motherboard revisions.

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If it was made in Aug. 99' yo

If it was made in Aug. 99' your pretty safe in assuming its a REV 2. One easy way to tell is if you can stack the HD's in it. If you can, then its a REV 2

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Thanks ;)

Thanks Wink

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