|Sep 16, 2008, 02:26 PM||#1|
Need G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Dual 500MHz with 23" Cinema Display
I'm a PC guy (unfortunately), and I wanted to get my wife (graphic designer) a Mac present for our 3 year wedding anniversary (maybe a bad choice).
As a cheep axx i looked on eBay for best deals... and happen to stumble
upon an old G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Dual 500MHz tower.
I understand that is a old model, but the budget constrains gave me a no better choice... $300-400. For the first Apple it is a start.
To make it up i got her a 23" Cinema Display.
My dilemma as you see is the old vs new technology.
I have not yet received the merchandise, but as i read I'm up for a surprise.
1. Do i need a power adapter for the display?
2. Do i need a ADC converter (or something like it)?
3. What (cheep) Graphic card will be a plausible fit to avoid conversions?
4. Will that card work with my motherboard (if there is one inside lol)
Do you have better recomendations?
So far browsing i got:
RADEON 9800 Series
Power Mac G4 or G5 with NVIDIA graphics card or ATI Radeon 7500 or better graphics card
6. The Power Mac G4 Cube computer must have a Nvidia Geforce 2MX graphics card to be compatible with the Apple Cinema Display HD or Apple Cinema Display (20-inch).
The Power Mac G4 - (Gigabit Ethernet) video card does not support the Apple Cinema Display HD or Apple Cinema Display (20-inch) unless the original video card is updated to one that meets the specification for the display.
Thanks for your help...
|Sep 16, 2008, 04:02 PM||#2|
sweet deal on the display! about par for the g4. you might want to wait and find out what is in the g4 first, but it's likely an older GeForce 2 32mb or equivalent which is no good for that sweet monitor.
1. no power adapter required, as it gets power through the ADC cable which is why you need a video card with the ADC port or the crazy expensive adapter.
2. as above, an adapter only if you go with a video card without the ADC port.
3. recommendations below.
4. see # 3.
the 9800 is out as it does not have the ADC connector on the card (only vga/dvi) and you would need to drop another 75-100 bucks on the adapter.
i would look at the 9000 64mb card, like This
or the GeForce 4 64mb card, like This
advantage of these two cards is that they would plug right in, no taping/flashing/mods required which should make things a bit easier.
these are not my auctions, i don't know or recommend these sellers, just listing examples. best of luck.
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Last edited by 4JNA; Sep 16, 2008 at 04:13 PM. Reason: added info because i forgot to answer the questions!
|Sep 20, 2008, 02:55 PM||#4|
23" Cinema display and Mac 4 do not get along
Well the package came in...
The was a ATI Rage pro 128 Card was installed, with ADC/VGA connector.
On the first Run using the ADC and the 23" screen...
- Apple logo in the middle
- Static all around
- Spinning wheel, progres bar was turnin
- Display tuned off after about 3-4 minutes
Using my 19" PC LCD screed with VGA port, Mac worked fine...
Loaded into GUI, 10.2 OS X
Is is a matter now of graphic card driver issue, or minimum requirements
for the 23" screen? Or possibly a bad screen? Or power supply?
|Sep 20, 2008, 03:12 PM||#5|
I'm afraid it's down to the 23" ACD's requirements. The card you've got will run the 22" model but not the 23".
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|Sep 21, 2008, 10:05 AM||#6|
which one of these will run a 23" display, and not cost arm and leg?
ATI Mac Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP Video 109-A14400-01
nVidia GeForce 6800 256MB Ultra DDL for mac
nVidia GeForce 4 Ti4600 128 megs Fast on G4 or G5
ATI Radeon 9000 64MB (ADC/DVI) AGP Video Card 109-99700
nVidia Geforce4 MX 64MB AGP Video Card ADC/VGA G4
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nVidia Apple NV-11 64MB Video Card 630-3534
NEW ATI RADEON 7500 32MB AGP ADC VGA MAC EDITION 10476
nVidia GeForce2 MX 32MB VGA ADC VIDEO CARD
ATI Rage 128 Pro 16MB (VGA/ADC) (AGP ...
|Sep 29, 2008, 08:45 PM||#9|
ATI Rage 128pro on 20'' apple cinema display
Hi you all!
Hope can solve a quest... (and excuse my english)
I have an old G4 with ati rage 128pro (630-2906) and recently bought a 20'' cinema display.
It seems to be not compatible, but I read on many 3ds that should be... or not?
The card seems to have a dvi-d dual link connector and the display a single link...
Do someone can explain wich is the matter? Can be some malfunction?
Thanks a lot!
|Sep 29, 2008, 08:58 PM||#10|
*edit* The card supports the resolution, but will not support the new ACD's.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1825 Check the link.
|Sep 29, 2008, 09:00 PM||#11|
|Sep 30, 2008, 06:13 PM||#12|
I tried to connect it to the rage pro but the screen goes black after a while...
Am I confusing something?
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