View Full Version : I need majior help for my g5

Jun 5, 2009, 07:55 PM
ok, i have a g5, its graphics card is messed up and displays discolored pixels all across the screen

Im trying to reinstall osx but it hangs on the preparing instalation window.

I have an 8800gts from my pc but when i put it in the g5 it doesent display video, is there anything i can do to get the 8800gt to work because the g5 is going about 10 times slower than it normally should please help!!!

Jun 5, 2009, 07:58 PM
Maybe replacing the 8800gts PC version with a Mac version would help, or any other Mac compatible graphics card.

Found via "8800gts mac" : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=386344

Jun 5, 2009, 10:04 PM
You can not put PC graphic cards in a Mac and expect it to work, especially not in a PPC Mac.

Jun 5, 2009, 10:20 PM
a cheap mac pci card from ebay should do for recovery unless you have a pcie g5.

Jun 5, 2009, 11:25 PM
The 8800 Mac card only works in Intel Macs.

The model of the G5 will determine the card you should buy. What G5 do you have?