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Newton63
Nov 16, 2010, 08:27 PM
I have a PPC G5 Dual 2.0 and need a stouter vid card. Right now I have a GeForce 6600 256 MB but it can't handle X-Plane. Is there a 512 card or am I stuck? Thanks



Hrududu
Nov 16, 2010, 10:10 PM
Look for either a Radeon X1900, a GeForce 7800GT, or if you're really lucky, a Quadro FX4500. All of which are much more powerful cards.

Newton63
Nov 16, 2010, 10:19 PM
Look for either a Radeon X1900, a GeForce 7800GT, or if you're really lucky, a Quadro FX4500. All of which are much more powerful cards.

You're saying this will work with the PPC G5 2.0 Dual?

http://bit.ly/cUWQq9

Thanks,

chrismacguy
Nov 17, 2010, 07:05 AM
More like one of these (The Mac Edition is necessary if you dont want to have to mess with flashing the ROMs etc) http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=radeon+x1900&client=firefox-a&sqi=2&cid=15827126317383578610&ei=vtLjTN37B6eQywW0yNyqAw&sa=image&ved=0CB0Q8gI#

Newton63
Nov 17, 2010, 09:12 AM
More like one of these (The Mac Edition is necessary if you dont want to have to mess with flashing the ROMs etc) http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=radeon+x1900&client=firefox-a&sqi=2&cid=15827126317383578610&ei=vtLjTN37B6eQywW0yNyqAw&sa=image&ved=0CB0Q8gI#

Except that is only 256-the NVIDIA 6600 I have is a 256 MB. Is there not a 512 Card made to work with OS X? I've found that they have to be for OS X and I don't have the capability or knowledge to flash one.

longwood
Nov 17, 2010, 10:59 AM
What about this one:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&q=NVIDIA+Quadro+FX+4500+mac&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=13034896452159657914&ei=3QnkTKqBA4ausAPyqMlm&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB8Q8wIwAA#ps-sellers

Newton63
Nov 17, 2010, 11:09 AM
What about this one:

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&q=NVIDIA+Quadro+FX+4500+mac&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=13034896452159657914&ei=3QnkTKqBA4ausAPyqMlm&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB8Q8wIwAA#ps-sellers

Nice card but out of my price range. Seems like Moore's law has forsaken me. A decent priced PCI/E 512 Vid card-does it not exist for under $300?

raysfan81
Nov 17, 2010, 02:30 PM
Nice card but out of my price range. Seems like Moore's law has forsaken me. A decent priced PCI/E 512 Vid card-does it not exist for under $300?

eBay is your friend in this situation. Use it! :)

Hrududu
Nov 17, 2010, 04:12 PM
Except that is only 256-the NVIDIA 6600 I have is a 256 MB. Is there not a 512 Card made to work with OS X? I've found that they have to be for OS X and I don't have the capability or knowledge to flash one.
You seem awful set on having 512MB of RAM. Why? RAM isn't always going to make it a better card. For example, the G5 version of the X1900 is almost 20% faster than the 6600 you've got now, and its still 256MB.

666sheep
Nov 18, 2010, 12:54 PM
I don't have the capability or knowledge to flash one.

You don't have PC with PCIe or access to one (friends, family etc)? Mac Pro also will do. All knowledge is here (http://themacelite.wikidot.com/nvidia-general-flashing) and 512MB cards arethere (http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=fx4500%20512&_dmpt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=300) - all under $300 :)
You'll need PCIe power cable (http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=pcie+power+cable+mac&_sacat=0&LH_Price=..300%40c&_odkw=pcie+power+cable&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313) to power the card.

Porthos38
Nov 19, 2010, 06:31 PM
Newton do u have PCI -X or PCI-E mac??

Cox Orange
Nov 28, 2010, 10:16 AM
Newton do u have PCI -X or PCI-E mac??

that's the question. the 2x2GHz cam in 4 generations. but since he has the GeForce 6600 it seems to be the PCIe one. The older 2x2GHz generations were AGP.

compare and click on full specs: http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-g3-g4-g5-intel-macs

a list of usable video cards can be found here: go to the bottom of the page and choose the guide that fits your Mac http://www.jcsenterprises.com/Japamacs_Page/Graphics_Cards.html