Can I take my geforce4 MX card out of my G4 and put it in a PC and use an apple lcd w

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DavidCL23, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Can I take my geforce4 MX card out of my G4 tower and put it in a PC and use an apple lcd with the pc (when I upgrade to an ATI card)?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    You might have to 'flash' it.

    Try it with a vga monitor first. It can't hurt anything valuable that way. If it works with the monitor, you should be good to go with the adc monitor. Sorry, I don't know about 'flashing'.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Can I take my geforce4 MX card out of my G4 and put it in a PC and use an apple lcd w

    i dont think much harm can be done.. but id definately take the usual precautions.. but dont get your hopes up, it most likely will not work because of bios and more importantly the fact that it probably would not provide enough voltage for an apple monitor.. i wouldnt really do this if you dont have good experience with electrical engineering and/or general pc hardware..

    i was actually considering doing the same a few weeks ago, but ive gotten really busy with school and such..

    tell me about your results if you try it..
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Why not

    If you have all the necessary hardware, which I assume you do, it wont take more than 5 minutes to try and you've got nothing to lose. If the monitor doesn't show any BIOS info on boot up of the PC, chances are it isn't going to work. But I don't see why not. It's just a video card and LCD monitor. Make sure you know exactly what model GeForce 4MX you have (400, 420, 440 etc) so you can download the proper drivers.

    If you have another monitor, maybe you can first hook that up to the GeForce once its in the PC. Download the newest drivers from nvidias website for your card, then plug in the LCD. Thats the only *alternative* to just plugging them in and turning it on.
     

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