G5 graphics card into a 2002 Quicksilver

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mnstr_trd_sd, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. mnstr_trd_sd macrumors regular


    Feb 24, 2004
    san diego, ca.
    Hey everyone,

    Can I put my G5 graphics card into an older 2002 Quicksilver G4.
    Just bought a new card for my g5 and don't want to put the old one to waste. Is this possible?

    Thanks :confused:
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Depends on the card...
    if the AGP slot is 4x or 8x and the card is rated for that, go for it. If not, you can fry the card/board by connecting them up.

    Need info!
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The low end non-Pro cards, probably.

    But the 9800 and 6800 Pro cards chew more than 75W of power (that was the 9800 rating, the 6800 may be more), I think the Quicksilver is only good for 30W.

    See your machine at the Apple Developer page.

    Since your signature says you have two 9800 Pro cards, I'd say NO.

    Apple specifically says the 9800 Pro card...
    The AGP slot in the older machines is an older lower watt standard.

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