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    G4 DA video upgrade
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    G4 DA video upgrade
    Well I got ripped off getting a G5 on craigslist, so I am trying to make the best of a bad situation. The G5 had a Radeon AGP card with 128MB ram. My G4 DA only has a Radeon with 64MB. I'm not sure if the G5 radeon will work in the G4. I think the G4 is an AGP 4x and the G5 is AGP 8x. Any ideas?
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    Depends on what model G5. Late 2005 are PCI-E so no, models before perhaps. Try it and see.
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    G4 DA video upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeke_D View Post
    The G5 had a Radeon AGP card with 128MB ram.
    I could just stick it in, but I want to make sure it won't damage my G4.
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