PowerPC :: Graphics Card Changes In Powermac G5 2.0 DP?

Jan 15, 2007

Really wanted to update my Powermac this year to a MacPro but as I'm getting married it's going to be an expensive year so I've decided to upgrade the G5 2.0 DP I already have.At the moment the kit I have is pretty good in that I have 1.5 gig of memory and 250gig of hard drive space but I'm open to suggestions.The G5 I have is the PCI version so I'm a bit limited as to what I can upgrade but the main area I'm looking at is with the graphics card. I had BTO the ATI 9650 256meg card but I'm looking for something better. I've just started to get into "World Of Warcraft" and would like the best graphics card that is value for money.

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PowerPC :: PowerMac G5 (late 2004) Graphics Card Upgrade

Jul 9, 2008

So my mom's G5 (single 1.8) graphics card just pooped out on us.

Lot's of multi-colored lines show up on the screen at the same time and it never boots into OS X. Ran the CD Apple hardware test and the only error i got back was the video memory. So we're thinking about getting a new video card.

It has the factory card still in it and I can't really decide what kind of card needs to be purchased. I've been hunting around the internet and have found numerous conclusions that all seem to differ.

It's basically an AGP 8x slot. We don't need anything fancy just a replacement. There's an auction on ebay right now for the current card (nVidia GeForce FX 5200) but the auction has two in it and we only need one.

but anyway, if anyone could lead me in the right direction i'd really love to get my mom's mac up and running again.

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PowerPC :: Using G4 PowerMac GW800 Dual Core Graphics?

Aug 20, 2008

does anyone know what the largest gfx card i can put in this machine? (agp)

radeon 9600 256mb is the largest one ive found that i compatible :S

i just bought the powermac from a work colleague for �120 with a 19" apple lcd (not a bad price) 2gb ram, 1.42 x2 PPC and im going to put 2x WD Caviar Blue 500gb HDD's in (using it as a home media center and torrent box)can anyone help me with regards to the gfx situation?

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PowerPC :: Video Card Upgrade On G4 PowerMac 400Mhz?

Apr 16, 2007

I have a G4 PowerMac 400Mhz running OS 10.4.8. The graphics seem a bit slow at times and I was wondering if upgrading the video card from the current ATI 16MB to a GeForce2 32MB would help? I have 1GB of memory so I know I am good there.

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PowerPC :: New Graphics Card For G5?

Nov 30, 2007

I posted this on the buyers guide forum but got no response. Maybe you guys can help.

I have a G5 dual 2.0 with 5.5 GB ram and an ATI Radeon 9600 pro graphics card.

I have been running Final Cut Studio with no problems. Once I upgraded to FCS 2, it seems to drag with some of the new fetures. Motion 3 seems really slow! So I added 2 more gigs of ram to bring it up to the 5.5.

I am waiting for the new MP like so many of you, but I will keep this computer for off line editing and compressor and for a part time assistant editor to use.

Would it be worth it for me to upgrade the graphics card?

If so what would be a good choice of card for this type of work.

FYI the last computer game I played was Zork, so I don't care about gaming.

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PowerPC :: Better Graphics Card For PM G5 PCI-X?

Apr 29, 2008

I had recently purchased a 2nd hand G5 PowerMac with dual 1.8GHz processors and PCI-X slots. I think it was released in November 2003. It's a great machine, but suffers from its lacklustre 64MB graphics card. My Mac man told me not to bother, but I would like to investigate the option further. What do you think is available and where would I obtain one of these things? Oh, I should also ask the most important question...is it worth it?

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PowerPC :: G5 FPS VS Intel - Speced Graphics Card

Nov 3, 2006

Why is it that an Imac G5 doesn't perform nearly as well as even the Core duos in terms of FPS?Why is it that the PPC artictechture seems to not be able to run games as well, even with a comparably speced graphics card?I can't really seem to formulate my question:Let's pretend we have two computers that are exactly the same speed. (Yes I know Intel macs are way faster than PPC)WHY oh why would the PPC computer do terribly compared to the Intel?

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PowerPC :: Install OS On New HD With Upgraded Graphics Card On G3?

Feb 24, 2007

My hard drive on my old B&W finally crashed the other day. I got a new hard drive for it a few days ago. I upgraded the graphics card from a rage 128 to a radeon 7000 sometime ago. Do I need to put the old rage 128 in when I reinstall OS 10.3? Or is it ok to install it with the Radeon 7000 in it?

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PowerPC :: Possible To Change G4 Power Mac Graphics Card?

Mar 28, 2008

I'm looking on cragslist right now for an older powermac to use as a media hub and I think I found one. It appears to be an AGP G4 PowerMac (500Mhz-ish). I have a 256MB graphics card I was using with my PC, I was wondering if I could plop it in and it would work? I know it's probably a pipe dream, but it doesn't hurt to ask

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PowerPC :: Graphics Card For PM G5 Dual 2 GHz - DVI Screens?

Apr 16, 2008

All this talk of 8800GT's on the Mac Pros is putting me in the mood for upgrading the 64mb ATI 9600 in my stock PM g5 dual 2 GHz.I have an old Formac Oxygen ADC monitor (used as one screen of my dual head system) but the ADC connector on the graphics card seems to be dead, and everytime I plug the monitor in to the port, the Mac just keeps 'tripping' out and won't power up - almost like something is shorting out.As a result, I'm stuck to using just the DVI port (1 screen is so limiting after being used to 2!!), connected to an ancient VGA monitor. I really miss having a dual screen set-up, and this is another reason why I would like to upgrade the card. would be good to still be able to use my ADC monitor, but I guess only the older, low spec cards had these, and I'm probably gonna have to ditch the monitor and get a couple of DVI screens.

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PowerPC :: Can I Update Graphics Card In IMac G5?

Jun 12, 2009

My 3 yr old IMac G5 (no isight) seems to be real sluggish in graphics dept. I never used to have problems watching hulu videos, now they stutter. When I play warcraft, the game struggles to keep up if I'm in an area where there is lots of players. Would a new graphics card help? Is it replaceable on my IMac model?

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PowerPC :: Overclocking G4 Ibook Graphics Card?

Aug 9, 2010

I have a 1.33ghz 1.28gb ram 14" ibook. I have leopard on it and have optimized it as much as possible. Ive got youtube videos running pretty smoothly but there in an online TV service I use that drops a frame every couple of seconds. I was wondering if i overclocked the graphics card by 10% will in slightly improve the playback of flash?

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PowerPC :: ATI Radeon X1650 Graphics Card Compatibility?

Apr 22, 2007

Can someone tell me if I could put a ATI Radeon X1650 Pro graphics card in a 800 MHz PowerMac? I know that the PowerMac uses AGP, and that card is agp, so will it work? If it doesent, could you point me out to some cards that will?

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PowerPC :: Finding Best Advice On New Graphics Card For G5 Quad

Sep 2, 2009

I need a new/best card for a G5 quad 2.5. I know it's old (4 years) but it's still used quite a bit - mainly for Photoshop work. The card needs to run 2 x 23" Cinema Displays. I'm not sure if it makes any difference but it has 16GB memory (twice as much as our new 2.93 Quad can take - there's something not quite right there...)

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PowerPC :: Will Additional PCI Gfx Card Slow Down G5 General Graphics Performance

Jan 28, 2010


1) I am in the possession of a June 2004 PowerMac G5 DP 1.8.
2) It's the AGP+PCI variety (not PCI-X, not PCIe).
3) It's running Leopard 10.5.8
4) I've got an Ultra 6800 DDL installed.

Main Question:

What is the best way to add another (3rd) monitor?

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Hardware :: Looking For NVIDIA 7800 Graphics Cards For Powermac G5?

Sep 23, 2005

I have been trying to determine if NVIDIA is planning on offering the 7800 series for the PowerMac G5, but have been unable to find any information on my seareches so far. Does anyone know if this is or will be the case shortly?

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Hardware :: G5 Powermac Won't Detect Card Reader?

Jan 3, 2010

I have a SD 16gb card that contains .mts files from my Canon S100 Hd camcorder. My card reader which is years old does see it in my PC but not on my Dual G5. I plugged it into the front usb slot and back one.. My mac does not see it. I tried the keyboard but it says it is too low power to use from there. How do I get the G5 to see it?

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Mac Pro :: Changing Graphics Card - Which Is Best Card

May 29, 2010

I have an '06 Mac Pro and my Nvidia 7300 just sucks, so I'm looking to buy a new card. I saw this, which uses ATI Radeon 4870. How safe is this, and where can I use any Radeon card for this?

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PowerPC :: Value Of Powermac G5

Aug 1, 2010

There is a Powermac G5 available in my area for $450. Its a dual core 2.3 and a nvidia GeForce 6600 and he is including a 20 inch ACD. I don't know if its a great deal, but I think it would be great, because I could build something wild in that case later.

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PowerPC :: Overclocking Possible For PowerMac G4 1.42 DP?

Nov 17, 2010

I recently bought a PowerMac G4 1.42GHz Dual Processor. It has 2 gigs of RAM on it. It was a fair deal I think. The "thing" is still looking like new and shiny. Even the insides are still tidy and intact. My question is, would I still be able to pump more juice from this beast. It still run fast comparable to some decent windoze box. Up to how much processor can i be able to squeeze out the CPU and if possible, how to?

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PowerPC :: G$ PowerMac Shuts Itself Off?

Apr 18, 2007

I have a G4 Power Mac. It's the "digital audio" model that has been upgraded with a 1.2Ghz G4 processor. It works well except for one thing. It shuts down randomly and suddenly. Then after 5 or 10 minutes it turns itself back on, reboots and runs fine. (It is set to re-boot after a power failure.)I suspect what is happing is the power supply is turnning itself off due to some kind of a thermal, self protection switch. The fan seems to work but the PS gets warm.What's the cure? Replace the power supply? If so where to get a new(er) one?

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PowerPC :: G4 PowerMac That Will Not Boot Up?

Nov 2, 2007

I have a G4 PowerMac that will not boot up. I power up the computer and it stalls on a grey screen with text prompting me to type <<boot>> if you wish to continue...or something like that. Does anyone have any advice on how I might troubleshoot this? The computer was working fine for a few days before this occured. It has been unused and sitting is storage for a while.

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PowerPC :: Fans Of The PowerMac G4 DP 1.25 Ghz Or 1.42 Ghz?

Mar 7, 2008

I just upgraded from a Powermac G3 (1st rev.) to a Powermac G4 DP 1.25 ghz... so much faster! Any other fans here? Any cool stories to tell about it?

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PowerPC :: PowerMac G5 Not Booting?

Jun 11, 2008

I have a PowerMac G5 dual 1.8ghz running leopard. It worked flawlessly since the day I bought it.

Then as of last week whenever I booted the computer I would get the gray screen with a black box saying to reboot the computer (in 5 different languages). I would reboot the computer. Same screen.

Is there some way to check what is wrong? Is this typically a hardware issue or an operating system?

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PowerPC :: Powermac G4 Not Booting Up?

Sep 19, 2008

I was installing Tiger using FireWire from my Powermac G4 and it was nearly done when my Powerbook (target) died due to lack of battery... When the Powermac was rebooted, I get only a question mark and flashing smile.

I tried to test the C and T keys holding them down during boot up but only get the smiley face every single time... I even disconnected the secondary drive to no avail.

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PowerPC :: G5 Powermac Not Booting From CD?

Sep 22, 2008

Please could you help me with this problem that i've got with my Powermac G5.

Spec is
Dual G5
2gb ram

I'm trying to boot from the Mac OS cd (tried 10.4 that it came with and 10.5) and both get to the grey screen with the Apple Logo and that's as far as it gets. No spinning loading wheel.

Tried the following..

PRAM reset
Swapping Ram out

Is there anything else i can do. It's a really good machine so i hope it's not needing a Logic Board repair!

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PowerPC :: Powermac G4 Will Not Power On

Jan 27, 2009

Currently it is almost entirely unresponsive. I came to wake it from sleep a few days ago and it refused to wake. It is totally unresponsive to the power button on the Apple Cinema display and when the power button on the front of the tower is used the button lights up blue and then goes out. There is no fan activity or other sign of life. There is no burned oder or evidence of anything charred.It is a dual 1.42 MDD FW800 machine with AGP graphics. Model: M8570So far I have:

-Removed and reseated the graphics card, RAM and other PCI cards.
-Removed battery and let it sit unplugged over night.
-Performed PMU reset. (once)

At this point I have come to believe the power supply needs to be replaced. it is model: 614-0224 (360w). After looking online they are stupidly expensive, from $180 to over $500 each. I will be ordering a new MB (PRAM?) battery (Saft 3.6v LS14250C) and replacing that as well.

- Have I missed anything here? Is there any other explanation or method of troubleshooting I should try?
- Is there any cheaper source for the power supplies? Why are they so absurdly expensive? Does anyone here want to give me a sweetheart deal on one?
- Can anyone recommend a source for the LS14250C battery locally in Manhattan? Radioshack has it as an online only item and wants $15 for it.

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PowerPC :: What Type Of Ram Does The Powermac G4 Use?

Apr 7, 2009

What type of ram does the powermac g4 use? im looking into buying some and the about this mac just says sdram,but newegg has two different types of sdram. so what type does it use

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PowerPC :: Need Some Info On Powermac G5

Nov 4, 2009

I have always been in love with the power mac G5's.so, I am going to sell my G4 mac mini to buy one. I was wondering if I would be better off buying a single 1.8 and buying 2 gigs of ram. or, buying a dual 1.8 and only having the 1gb of ram?

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PowerPC :: Where Is The Ninth G5 Powermac Fan Is?

Aug 9, 2010

I'm just curious, does anyone know where the ninth G5 powermac fan is?


1 spinning storage

1 pci cards

4 processor and ram

2 on the front of the PSU

where's the ninth?

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