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    Member Since
    Jun 15, 2007
    Need Help with Video Card
    Something has happened to my video card and I was told I need to buy a new one.

    I play a lot of WoW and other games, so I'd like to get a good one, maybe better than what I have now, but I don't know anything about them, what and where to buy.

    Could someone tell me what's the best video card to get and where's the cheapest place to get it?

    Thank you for any and all help

    Here are my comp specs from the "about this mac" section:

    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro:

    Chipset Model: ATY,R350
    Type: Display
    Bus: AGP
    Slot: SLOT-1
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x4e48
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-A14401-117

    Machine Name: Power Mac G5
    Machine Model: PowerMac7,2
    CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 2
    CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 900 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 5.1.5f0

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    Member Since
    Jun 14, 2007
    I prefer the ATI lineup now owned by AMD.

    Look for great cards like 1600 and the 1950 I think it is called. I built 3 machines for kids and used the 1600 AGP cards and they game constantly with no complaints. I paid about $125 CDN for each adn the 1950 can be over $200 CDN.

    Also note that the AGP only versions are on the way out in favour of PCI-e which I do not know if they will work in a Mac properly.

    Apple has endorsed Geforce the new iMacs and they rock. I have a 24" iMac with a 22" side monitor and no issues but I am not a gamer.

    Where are you in the planet - that info will help us.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jun 15, 2007
    I'm in Southern California.

    Since my post I bought a video card but it doesn't have as many slots, not to mention it doesn't fit the plugin for my monitor , so now I have to return it.

    I appreciate your help but most of what you said I don't understand. I have NO idea about how video cards work or what you mean with any of those abbreviations.

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