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paulrbeers
Nov 15, 2012, 01:01 PM
A friend is having problems with their Power Mac G5, so I thought we would try dumping in the video card from my Mac Pro 1,1 (the 7300GT), but before I even tried does any one know if this will even work?

Edit: It's an A1117, but I couldn't tell you if it is one of the dual or quad core machines. It's currently sitting in my car for me to take a look at tonight.



chrfr
Nov 15, 2012, 01:02 PM
A friend is having problems with their Power Mac G5, so I thought we would try dumping in the video card from my Mac Pro 1,1 (the 7300GT), but before I even tried does any one know if this will even work?
No it won't work, and it won't even fit in most of the G5s which don't have PCIExpress.

paulrbeers
Nov 15, 2012, 01:07 PM
No it won't work, and it won't even fit in most of the G5s which don't have PCIExpress.

Everymac says the A1117 has a PCIExpress video card in it....
The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256 MB of GDDR SDRAM occupies a 16-lane PCI Express slot.

But that doesn't mean my 7300GT will work with the Open firmware on the G5 (vs EFI on the Mac Pro), so I assume that is what you mean by it "won't work"....

chrfr
Nov 15, 2012, 01:15 PM
But that doesn't mean my 7300GT will work with the Open firmware on the G5 (vs EFI on the Mac Pro), so I assume that is what you mean by it "won't work"....

Correct.

Jethryn Freyman
Nov 16, 2012, 01:15 AM
Nah won't work, what does your friend use his G5 for?

WardC
Nov 20, 2012, 05:04 PM
You can use a 7800GT, that is what is in my Quad G5...good card so far, had this machine a week, got it off eBay. You can also install the nVidia GeForce 6600 or the ATI Radeon x1900 Mac Edition in there.