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Appleboy1717
Feb 20, 2010, 04:55 PM
Hey all

So,
1.8 Dual G5 with the stock 5200 card. Currently I like the card because it runs my two displays. Samsung synchmaster (DVI) and apple studio display (ADC)
However, I am told that a newer better card (ati 9800 or something) might do me better..but they do not have the adc and I do not want to have to get an adaptor.
Can I run both cards?
Run the apple display out of the current card and samsung out of the new one?
Also on a budget what card is good? Would I get much difference in a ATI 9800? They seem to go on ebay for around 90.

Thanks.



300D
Feb 20, 2010, 05:48 PM
Nope. If you want a second card it will have to be PCI-x.

Appleboy1717
Feb 20, 2010, 08:08 PM
Nope. If you want a second card it will have to be PCI-x.

Alright, so my buddy is a PC guy and has the nVidia 6800GT which was used in the G5's and was pretty good I believe and it is PCI-x. Is there anyway I could make that work?

goMac
Feb 20, 2010, 08:14 PM
Alright, so my buddy is a PC guy and has the nVidia 6800GT which was used in the G5's and was pretty good I believe and it is PCI-x. Is there anyway I could make that work?

That came in PCI Express, not PCI-X. Two different things.

Appleboy1717
Feb 20, 2010, 08:33 PM
That came in PCI Express, not PCI-X. Two different things.

It came with pci-x for PC is what I was saying and was wondering if I could use that in my G5. Is there something you can do? I hear something about flashing them or something

Transporteur
Feb 21, 2010, 06:50 AM
That came in PCI Express, not PCI-X. Two different things.

The Apple 6800Ultra was an AGP card, not PCI-X.

rickvanr
Feb 21, 2010, 09:43 AM
PCI-X (backwards compatible with PCI) and PCI Express (PCI-e) are two very different things.

300D
Feb 21, 2010, 12:20 PM
PC video cards do not work in Macs.

OrangeSVTguy
Feb 21, 2010, 12:24 PM
The 6800 was AGP while the 6600 was PCIe.

There were 2 versions of the dual 1.8, one with PCI-X and just PCI slots.

For info on flashing and obtaining the ROMs, check out The Mac Elite (http://themacelite.wikidot.com/).