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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card

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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card
    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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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card
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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.

    good luck!

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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card
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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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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card

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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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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card
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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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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card

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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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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card
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    That seems like it would work fine to me sSs.

    January 2008 Member of the Month

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    PPC G5 upgrading graphic card
    harryb2448's Avatar
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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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