PowerPC :: Upgrade Graphic Card Or G5?

May 30, 2009

I currently have a G5 Power Mac Dual 1.8Ghz with 3GB Ram and 9600 Pro Graphic Card.

It will cost me about ?180 to upgrade to 4GB Ram with the Geforce 7800 GS Graphic Card.

Sell my G5 and upgrade to a G5 Dual 2.5 or 2.7Ghz for about the same ?180 cost.

If anyone knows which one will best please let me know.

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PowerPC :: Graphic Card Upgrade For 2004 DP 1.8Ghz Power Mac G5

Aug 15, 2010

I have a June 2004 revision Power Mac G5 (DP 1.8Ghz) with an AGP slow that is dying for a more powerful graphics card.

I have had the machine since new and have it paired with a 23" Cinema Display, Magic Mouse, BT Apple keyboard, 4GB of Kingston RAM, a pair of 500gb internal HDs, several TBs of external storage, Logitech Z2300 speakers, etc. We also have a new 15" Mac Book Pro, a 13" Mac Book, an Apple TV, Airport Extreme, etc. The desktop doesn't get a TON of use but it is still snappy enough for a lot of what I use it for.

However, since I installed Leopard on it, the OS is nowhere near as fast as it was before (with respect to UI graphics, etc).... I should have expected the newer OS would take more of a toil on the system (especially the graphics card) then did Tiger.... the system has only the factory-installed 64mb GeForce card.... I'm assuming that Leopard, probably more than Tiger, can draw from the GPU for graphic-needs/UI work and I'm assuming that a new graphics card would make a difference....

I just need help deciphering the cards that are available.... 9800XT?? X800??? Any advice on compatible 8x AGP cards would be AMAZING.

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Jun 20, 2012

Is it possible to upgrade the graphic card (AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB) on my iMac or replace it, any one know about that?

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PowerPC :: Changing G5 Graphic Card To G4?

Jul 22, 2010

I've got Power MAC G4 quicksilver 867MHz 1GB RAM and geforce 2MX graphic card... and that's my question.. could I change my card for a geforce 5200FX from a Power MAC G5 without any trouble and modifications?

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PowerPC :: Upgrade Internal Airport Extreme Card Instead Of Using PC Card Adapter?

May 27, 2009

I would like to upgrade my 17" Powerbook G4 to wireless n, but I'd like to upgrade the internal airport extreme card instead of using a PC Card adapter.

Are there any options for this?Will this airport extreme card from early model MBPs work?

my specs:
17" pwrbk Hi-res
1.67 G4
late 2005 model: Powerbook 5,9

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Apr 24, 2009

How certain are we that (physical?) interference between the airport card/wifi and the graphics card can be cured with a download, and not actual hardware fix/repair? I mean, I know technology is advancing rapidly, but I'm not sure I can believe that a download can solve the issue that the 4850s are experiencing.

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PowerPC :: Upgrade Of G5's Video Card?

Jan 7, 2009

I really want a new MBP to replace my aging G5 but I can't quite afford it yet. Maybe by the end of the year.

In the meantime, I was thinking about doing some upgrades to try and get me through the rest of the year. RAM is pretty cheap, but what about a new video card?

I have a G5 single 1.8GHz (2.25 GB of memory) with a GeForce FX 5200 AGP card. I'm mostly concerned with CS3 and video playback.

Here's my options:
ATI Radeon 9600 from Other World Computing?
A card from eBay? (I've heard good things about applemacanix)
A PC card and flash it? (Though I'd have to find a PC friend to do it, as I don't have another computer.)

Or do nothing and limp along until I get that MBP?

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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 :: Won't Upgrade Tiger / Can't Install Airport Card

Apr 17, 2007

I would like to upgrade to Tiger, the system is 900Mhz,has 256mb of ram, 40gb HDD and is currently running 10.2.8 (jaguar??) I was wondering if I could upgrade to Tiger using the Tiger install disks that I got with the imac c2d or is there an issue with this being a laptop and ppc ? I really dont have much of a clue about this kind of stuff with a mac, when I upgrade to Tiger I would also like a fresh install, there are no files I wish to keep, this presented a problem with my old xp laptop for drivers. Will the same happen when I upgrade the ibook? Should I format the HDD before attempting to upgrade to Tiger? If so how do I do this?

2/ I would like to install an airport card. Would I be able to install an Airport extreme card so that I can use 802.11g? Is the airport card even user installable?

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PowerPC :: Video Card Upgrade G4 733ghz Quicksilver?

May 12, 2007

pls be patient with my English, i'll try to do my best.
Finally i decided last week to upgrade an old Powerpc G4 733 Quicksilver (model before 2002 vers.)

I changed combo with a good Pioneer dvr-112d.
Now i'm asking u an indication: find a video card better than nvidia mx 32 installed with two important targets
1) Should support wide screen 1680x1850
2) should support core image tech in order to work better with last Tiger.
reading around i'm sure fx5200 satisfy nr2 but doesn't support wide, ati like 9600 had big problems of compatibility with my G4 model.
Pls could u point me to the right way ?
wich is the best video card compatible with a 733 ghz quicksilver ?

About Hard disk, one more question , i have 128 gb limitation.
I'm not gonna change the controller, is there any chance to mount a 7200rpm 16mb 250gb for my system ?

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PowerPC :: Ibook G4 16bit Video Card Upgrade?

May 28, 2008

If anyone out there has ever seen "Tailspin" you know what i am talking about when i call my ibook, The Seaduck. it is already as souped up as I can afford to with 1.2gb of ram.in my system requirements I see it says Displays:Color LCDepth: 32-bit Color Is this the same thing as a video card?

I am trying to run CS3, and some things are extreemely jumpy. i am wondering if this is because of resolution or if I need a video card(CS3 requires a 16 bit video card), or maybe hard drive? (i have 30gb-9gb free).

i know the Seaduck can take a bigger hard drive, but i am not sure about video card.Also, i have the 12" model ibook, and htis makes me feel like I am trying to write my nome on a grain of rice when I work in flash so i am wondering if I can hook my computer up to a better monitor, if you have any recomendations, and what the implications of that would be.

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PowerPC :: RAM - Video Card - Tiger Installed In G5 - Upgrade?

Apr 22, 2009

1)How much ram do I need? 2)What kind of video card? 3)The G5 has Tiger installed now. Do I need to upgrade? 4) Any other suggestions?

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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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Apr 13, 2008

What graphics card should I get to put in my Mac Pro?

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Sep 7, 2009

I have been having problems with sometimes the computer turning on but getting no output from the graphics card. This seems to only happen about half the time it boots up, otherwise it appears normal. Sometimes it totally fails to wake up from sleep. I have been able to use Remote Desktop to gain access and have taken a screenshot of graphics card in about this mac when it has played up. It is a 2008 mac pro with 10.5.8. The graphics card is a ATI Radeon HD 2600.

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May 5, 2009

Currently with Mac Pro Harpertown 2600xt with 20" ACD, and i want a new 24"LED ACD, Gaming is not main topic for this system (Where i have PS3 , 360 , Wii and a i7+9800GX2 rig)but i want a decent graphic card for my master degree thesis (Working in GPGPU field), GTX285 in june seem good choice for me . it seem GTX285 mac edition doesn't have mini DP so that make me hard to decide.

if I choose 24"LED, I can't use GTX285 or other card in future from Nvidia

if I choose GTX285 I can't use *Apple* display (when i think apple will release only MDP port display)

If you be me, which one do you choose;

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Apr 14, 2010

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May 2, 2010

. I have a G4 Power Mac running OS 10.5.8. Three years ago I changed my AGP 4X Graphics Card that came with the computer. It was an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro. I installed a new Graphics Accelerator Card Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition. For the past three years it worked beautifully with clear sharp 3D imaging. However, on Monday April 26, my monitor started showing vertical and horizontal flickering wavy lines. I thought it was my monitor that went bad, so I tried another monitor from another Mac and it did the same thing. Luckily I kept my old AGP card that I removed. I reinstalled my old card and the monitor is showing perfect with no wavy flickering lines. Can anyone tell me what is the problem? Do I have to buy another Graphic Card? The Radeon 9800 was great for playing games with 3D imaging.

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Feb 22, 2008

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Nov 19, 2008

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- Parallel / XP pro
- AutoCAD (in Parallel. Again just basic stuff)
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I use other packages, but I know they will be fine. This will be a secondary machine to my pc so I will only use it on holiday or when I go to meetings.

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Mac Pro :: Standard Graphic Card Navida Geforce

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What are all the options for the 2009 Mac Pro's? Prices? Plug and play only. I'm looking to upgrade from the 120.

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a few weeks ago i asked about installing a HD4870x2 Monster in my new MP4,1 just for using in windows.

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IMac :: Better Processor And Graphic Card To More Double The Ram?

Jul 19, 2010

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Aug 18, 2008

Exactly how much of an upgrade is the choice of a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS w/512MB GDDR3 over the default ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO w/256MB GDDR3 in the 24" iMac? Is it worth the $150 cost bump?

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