Help with Purchasing a Video Card for G4 (AGP) Sawtooth

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sforeste, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. sforeste macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I am fairly new to Mac's (1st one) and this is a G4 Sawtooth (AGP) which has been upgraded to 1.2 Ghz (CPU), 512 MB memory (another 512 MB will be added in a few days) and a ATI 9000 Pro 128 MB Video Card. Everything works fine on this computer and am quite happy but I do need a Video Card upgrade.

    I have been playing WoW and while solo or small 5 man groups are ok, the 40 man raids are really lagging me badly. I have the opportunity to purchase the Nvidia Gefore 6800 GT but I can not find information if the card will work in my computer and the best I can get from the seller is that it should.

    I would like to know if this would be a good purchase (it will be used) or if there are better options available and what you would recommend. I would like to keep my purchase below $200.00 if possible. Thank you to all who take the time to reply.
     
  2. Auburn macrumors newbie

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    In case anyone else arrives via a Google search ...

    ... the answer is 'no' - an nVidia 6800 won't work in a Sawtooth Mac, as the slots are keyed differently ...

    [​IMG]

    ... so the card won't physically fit in the AGP socket.
     
  3. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    well I hope 4 years later this is still useful :rolleyes:
     
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