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Hi, im new to this forum... i think its great here that everybody's so helpful fixin each others mac problems! so i figured to give it a shot...

here's how it goes:

For a long time i wanted to connect multiply monitors to my G5 1.8 dual. The problem was that the graphiccard's out were an ADC and a DVI. My monitors are VGA!
i got a DVI to VGA adapter, but its impossible to find a ADC to VGA adapter without payin a fortune... also i found out that they dont make em anymore!!

So i figured, why dont i get a ADC to DVI and a DVI to VGA, and put them together and make it work... but it didnt!!

So now i wanna buy a new Graphic card... found one already!

So my question is: Will this work in my G5?


Radeon 7000 AGP Graphics Card - 64Mb DDR Memory
64Mb DDR memory

AGP 4x speed - Also supports AGP 2x speed.

Tested in G4 DA.

Bootable in OS 9 and OS X.

DVI, VGA and S-video(TV) outputs.

S-video/Composite adaptor.
for G4 & G5


My current graphic card and other info:
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 AGP 64mb

machine model: PowerMac7,2
CPU type: PPC 970 (2.2)
3GB DDR SDRAM PC-3200
Bus speed: 900Mhz


Hope that its enough info for u guys to help me!'

Thanks so fare
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Spec wise that should work. but you would be taking a performance hit with the graphics. If you could I would spend a little extra and go for an ATI 9600 or 9800 AGP Card for the mac version. That would give you the ports you want and give you a performace boost when it comes to games and video editing and such.

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G'day and welcome to the forums. Yes it is a great place.

Here is another option to sluzniak's suggestion. Find this flashed nVidia GeForce 6200 with 256MB SDRAM works great. Here is a link:-

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mac-nVidia-GeFor...QQcmdZViewItem
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hey Harry, i found this at eBay... its with DDR2 instead of SDRAM! would this make a difference? or even work in my mac?!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nvidia-GeForce-6...sid=p1638.m122
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Sorry just saw you have a DP. This card then is not for you sorry. See this link:-

http://lowendmac.com/video/agp/geforce-6200.html

Back to the 9800?
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alright, i see that the ATI 9800 are kinda expensive... about $200! but they're all wit DDR!?

Should i go for the 9800.. or go with 9600??

here's somthin i found... used, on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAC-RADEON-980...QQcmdZViewItem
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That seems like it would work fine to me sSs.


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$200 is about right. Here is a guy in HK I have dealt with and found excellent selling flashed 9800 cards a little cheaper.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Mac-ATI-Radeo...QQcmdZViewItem
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