Thread: Upgrade G5 video card?
10-20-2004, 04:43 AM #1cardwellmGuestUpgrade G5 video card?
What options do I have to upgrade the video card in my G5? It currently has a GeForce FX 5200. My main interest is getting 256 MB of video memory. I know about the Radeon 9800 but do not want to spend that much money (nearly $400). Please tell me there are other options. Thanks!
10-20-2004, 06:17 AM #2Originally Posted by cardwellm
you will never get good graphics card for cheap.
10-21-2004, 09:09 AM #3cardwellmGuestOriginally Posted by MAC-simus
10-22-2004, 10:00 AM #4cabsGuest
I have upgraded my PC (gaming machine) with a new GForce 6800 Ultra and I have a spare ATI Radeon 9800XT. I want to put this in my G5 (dual 2gb) but it needs a power connecter from the psu. This is easy on the PC as the innards are ugly and messy as sin. But the Mac g5 is so tidy inside there's no power cables trailing anywhere. How do I get the 9800xt running? Do I have to get a mac specific one? If so then.. d'oh!
10-22-2004, 11:15 AM #5
10-22-2004, 06:36 PM #6cabsGuestOriginally Posted by MAC-simus
Did that thnx.. got it powered but I dont get a picture on the mac itself... just stays grey screen...
out of interest is there a difference between a standard 9800xt and a mac specific 9800 card? I tried looking on ati website but there's no drivers for a 9800xt card for panther (there's a 9800pro for panther 10.3.3 but I am runnign 10.3.5 and have an xt card).
There's just nothing on screen when it boots.. anybody help?
Thanks in advance
10-23-2004, 04:58 AM #7cabsGuest
Right i have found that I need to flash the bios of the card. No problem only you can't flash it until the mac card is plugged in. So how can I flash it if I can't see anything on screen.
Chicken and the Egg
So am still stuck "
11-13-2004, 04:44 AM #8BeanyBeanGuestOriginally Posted by cabs
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