Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7

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What firewire chipset do I have?

I need to find out what firewire chipset I have so that I can match a compatable audio interface to my imac 27" i7 with 8 gb RAM (4x2).

I am trying to build a home studio that will maybe grow in time.

Please help. I am just a musician and this tech stuff is very overwhelming at times.

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oops. thanks mayer, and rj713. please forgive me for my ignorance in navigating through these forums. this is my first time on any forum. ...if that wasn't painfully obvious....:)

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FireWire chipset: Hold down "Command + S" on startup to boot your Mac into single user mode. The chipset info is listed next to OHCI FireWire and will be listed as TI [Texas Instruments], Lucent [Agere] or Agere.

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Thank you so much. I have not yet received my computer. It is being shipped as we speak but I will be sure to do that when it gets here. Do you know if the Agere chipset is experiencing difficulties? Can the chipset be replaced?

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The chipset is on the logic board, any alteration will void your warranty. How about a question on what setup with what audio interface and device you want to use and toss it up. There's a lot of experience to draw from on this site.

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thank you again rj713. i will definitely do that!!

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rj was commenting on my answer. Just start a new question.

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