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geerlingguy
Sep 2, 2008, 02:42 PM
I wanted to know if this video card would work in my G5:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/sys/823927040.html

If so, I would like to upgrade my measly 64 MB card... would that help with Photoshop and such?



yippy
Sep 2, 2008, 02:51 PM
No it won't, you need a Mac specific graphics card.

Kosh66
Sep 2, 2008, 04:03 PM
The other thing of course is that the G5 DP 1.8 has an AGP graphics card, not a PCI-e card. A PCI-e card won't fit or work in an AGP slot.

Your options for a G5 DP 1.8 is a Radeon X800 Mac Edition (pretty much discontinued by ATI), or one of the OEM cards - Geforce 6800 Ultra (or GT) Mac version or X850XT Mac version.

geerlingguy
Sep 2, 2008, 04:15 PM
The other thing of course is that the G5 DP 1.8 has an AGP graphics card, not a PCI-e card. A PCI-e card won't fit or work in an AGP slot.

Your options for a G5 DP 1.8 is a Radeon X800 Mac Edition (pretty much discontinued by ATI), or one of the OEM cards - Geforce 6800 Ultra (or GT) Mac version or X850XT Mac version.

Thank you for your help! Kinda stinks, but that's life...

(Also thank you yippy ;)