Please help choose Graphic Card

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Hi, just got my self a powerpc mac g5, i would like the dual monitors on it and i have 2 vga monitors available.

On the mac it has 1 vga and i think the other port is dvi, i cant find any adapters to connect the 2 monitors so am guessing i need to buy a new graphic card.

ive had a look on ebay but there is hundreds of different kinds on there.

Any help on this is much appreciated

Billy
 

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ive had a look on ebay but there is hundreds of different kinds on there.

No there aren't. There were probably about 7-8 different graphics cards available for 14 different Powermac G5 models. If you're truly seeing "hundreds of different kinds"...I can guarantee you 90% aren't the correct cards.

If your Powermac G5's video card has a DVI and a VGA port...just get a vga to dvi adapter for that 2nd port. Problem solved.:)

But (more than likely)...that 2nd port is NOT a vga port...but an ADC port. In which case you need an ADC to DVI adapter. Same result...problem solved.;)

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No there aren't. There were probably about 7-8 different graphics cards available for 14 different Powermac G5 models. If you're truly seeing "hundreds of different kinds"...I can guarantee you 90% aren't the correct cards.

If your Powermac G5's video card has a DVI and a VGA port...just get a vga to dvi adapter for that 2nd port. Problem solved.:)

But (more than likely)...that 2nd port is NOT a vga port...but an ADC port. In which case you need an ADC to DVI adapter. Same result...problem solved.;)

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Yeah your right, its ADC port not Dvi, i will have a look for the adapter
 
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Make sure you get the specs of your G5 really accurate. The card in the above thread will only work in a late 2005 DUAL CORE MACHINE, 2GHz, 2.3GH and 2.5GHz. PCI-e cards will not work in other G5 models. So we may assist,post full details from Abiout this Mac.
 
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Thank you for your help, below is the info i found about my mac

Model Name: Power Mac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac7,3
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (3.0)
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 2
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz

Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5200
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 64 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0321
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 2060
Displays:
TEO TL766:
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-Bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected


from the above can you tell me what card i need?

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