Fastest graphics card for PowerMac G4 Digital Audio

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Giuly, May 15, 2011.

  1. Giuly, May 15, 2011
    Last edited: May 15, 2011

    macrumors 68040


    I need to use my PowerMac G4 for some time soon. It has a Rage 128 Pro graphics card, which is really useless nowadays, and the last component that needs an update (1.33GHz Sonnet CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 2x120GB 7200RPM IDE hard drives in RAID0, silent fans, faster SuperDrive, SATA card).

    I bought a GeForce4MX from a Quicksilver 2002ED, but I just ended up with a black screen, tried some time to make it work and finally gave up after flashing the newest firmware, installing driver updates, modifying dev-ids...

    Is there even anything faster than the stock GeForce 3 w/ 64MB RAM?
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    Dave H

    Mar 2, 2008
  3. macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    If you don't need ADC, get 9700 or 9800 and flash it. If you need Dual DVI, get Fire GLX3 and flash it. If gaming isn't your goal and you prefer silence, get XFX 6200 WANG and flash it :p
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Upgradin' like it's still Y2K, accompanied by the sweet sounds of a starting jumbo jet :rolleyes:

    Well, if anything up to the X850 will work, I guess I'm just SOL with the GF4MX. I'll try to get my hands on anything above the FX5200 which could be possibly passively cooled. :D

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