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wkw
Jan 3, 2010, 11:24 PM
A friend of mine scored a quad 2.66 with a 20" ACD for $900! what a deal. He has 4 monitors he wants to connect. I have an old 64mb video card from a G5 I want to give him if it will work. Will it work in the mac pro?

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goMac
Jan 3, 2010, 11:29 PM
No.

spinnerlys
Jan 3, 2010, 11:35 PM
The graphics card needs to fit in a 16-lane PCI Express slot
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/stats/mac-pro-quad-2.66-specs.html and needs Universal drivers.

Are you sure the graphics card is from a G5 and not a G4 as searches point to that this card belong in a G4 and is a Nvidia Geforce MX with 64MB.

Can't you give more information about the card?

But most probably no.


EDIT:
Upsy daisy.

goMac
Jan 3, 2010, 11:37 PM
The graphics card needs to fit in a 16-lane PCI Express slot
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/stats/mac-pro-quad-2.66-specs.html and needs Universal drivers.

Are you sure the graphics card is from a G5 and not a G4 as searches point to that this card belong in a G4 and is a Nvidia Geforce MX with 64MB.

Can't you give more information about the card?

But most probably no.


EDIT:
Upsy daisy.

It looks like a PCI Express card, so it would have to be a G5 card.

Regardless, it's Open Firmware, not EFI, and can't be used in a Mac Pro, even if there were drivers.

spinnerlys
Jan 3, 2010, 11:39 PM
It looks like a PCI Express card, so it would have to be a G5 card.

Regardless, it's Open Firmware, not EFI, and can't be used in a Mac Pro, even if there were drivers.

Ah, thanks good to know about the difference.

666sheep
Jan 4, 2010, 03:36 AM
First, it will not work, cause it's an AGP Pro card - GF 5200 Ultra, not PCI-Express = you cannot stick it even to G5 Dual Core - fits only AGP versions of G5.

disconap
Jan 4, 2010, 03:38 AM
My advice: sell it on ebay and buy your friend another card. The G4 and G5 AGP cards go for a decent amount since there aren't that many of them floating around these days, outside of flashed cards.

300D
Jan 4, 2010, 06:21 AM
Won't work. AGP and PCI-E are not compatible in any way.