Graphics card compatible?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Lenny, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Lenny macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an used G4 agp 400mhz and am very happy with it, except for my video card wich only has 16mb of ram. I wondered if my regular card from my pc might work in my g4? (I noticed there is an extra slot next to the brown agp one...)

    Thanks for your help!

    Lenny
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Nope. You need a Mac specific card (as it has a different ROM image). Also if you are upgrading for a performance gain then you really want to use AGP not PCI (which is what the slot beside the AGP one is). Check out EBay.
     
  3. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    As a Sawtooth owner who upgraded the graphics card I'd say definatily invest in a replacement for that old Rage Pro. I put a Radeon 9000 w/ 128 VRAM in mine and things are a lot smoother. I also am able to play WCIII, and even actually ran the demo of UT04 on it even though it's only a 450MHZ ( just as a note, I did have to tweek the UT04 settings to get gameplay stable ). I also get the cool Cube user swithching visuals. :D
     
  4. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    Well, hey now, some PC video cards you can flash with a mac bios and they work...
     

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