Just installed 2gigs and 9800PRO

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dwd3885, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    I had the PowerMac 2ghz G5 Dual Processor computer and just got 2gigs of RAM from newegg. So I now have 2.5 total, the most I've ever had in any system, pc or mac. Then I received my 9800 Pro for just $110 today and installed that sucker to replace my 5200 gpu.

    Man am I happy. The thing just flys right now. Before, when I tried to run even more than 2 apps, the computer was struggling, now, no pageouts, nothing. The machine runs very good

    And 1080p is a breeze right now
     
  2. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Congrats! That 5200 is a crime against computing! Darn shame Apple shipped computers with those in them.

    I did much like you, putting in a 9800 for a few months, then I bit the bullet and got the ATI X800. Wow. Like night and day!
     
  3. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    I didn't ever realize how important RAM was until I worked with a Dual 2ghz G5 with 256 MB of ram. God, my G4 tower would run circles around it.

    Poor thing.
     
  4. stefan15 macrumors regular

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    Nice choice of upgrades! RAM is the best upgrade you can do, and the 9800 is at a really good price point at the moment.
     
  5. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    IS it normal on my PM G5 single 1.8 with 1.25 gb ram and an X800XT that I get 18fps on 1080p and sometimes slowdowns on 720p?
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I saw some talk about it before on here. I think you need a dual G5 for smooth 1080p.

    Edit: From Apple's site:

    Source: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/recommendations.html
     
  7. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, this thing can handle 1080p with ease. I love it, since that's what I mainly do. And editing video is SO much easier with this now.

    I mean, at the moment I'm encoding a movie with Handbrake, editing a movie in iMovie, surfing the web, listening to music, dashboard galore. I mean, it might not sound like that is a lot of stuff, but compared to when I had 512mb ram, man. I couldn't even download the OS updates and open iTunes without getting a ton of pageouts and struggling mightily.

    So the combination os the 9800 Pro helped a lot as well. I think I'll take some pictures of my set up now for the first time. Because I feel proud of it!

    Cheers
     
  8. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    May I ask where you got your 9800 Pro? I've been looking for one to add to my QuickSilver G4.
     
  9. dwd3885 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i actually got one from a member over at macnn.com. i looked at ebay but they all just seemed too expensive over there. but be sure to NOT get those flashed pc cards
     

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