Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7, ID iMac11,3

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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?


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!!


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


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