Cheap replacement for a built-in G5 video card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bodega., Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Bodega. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2006
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if I could pick your brains about this:

    My 1x1.8 G5 has a video card (AGP NVIDIA 5200) that has started to die on me and I know absolutely nothing about video cards. I use macs (and computers in general) for recording and little else.

    Having a *good* video card is really not that important, just one that properly displays what I'm working on in Live or Cubase, which I can't imagine are that demanding graphics-wise.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for me, or can point me in the way of a list online of compatible (cheap!) cards? I gather I have to get one that specifies that it's mac-compatible, not just any old pc card?

    Like I said, I know *nothing* about this stuff. (though if anyone wants recording gear advice, I"m your man....).

    muchos gracias, etc,
  2. Angrist macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2005
    MI or NJ
    You should be able to find an exact replacement on ebay for $20-30, usually from someone that's upgrading.
    I don't think you'll find much of a cheaper card ... it IS the lowest that was offered in the G5s.

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