New Video Card: Installed Correctly?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by esotu, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    May 31, 2004
    Alright, so I got my new Radeon 9800 Pro 128 edition in the mail today and quickly opened up my 1.6GHz G5 and put it in. I think I did everything right...I took the old one out, clicked the new one in and screwed the screw back in to secure it. Here is what my Profiler says:


    Type: display
    Bus: AGP
    Slot: SLOT-1
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x4e48
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-A14401-117


    Type: display
    Display Type: LCD
    VRAM (In Use): 128 MB
    Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Depth: 32-bit Color
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes


    Status: No display connected

    Does this mean that everything is working properly? If it is, what's the best way to test it's new capablities. I have WoW, but didn't notice an improvement right off the bat. Is there some settings I need to tweak or something I need to do to activate it? Also, should I use Aticcelerator to overclock it?

  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2004
    With video cards, the sheer fact that you have video is proof that it's been installed correctly. With PCs, you'd need to do driver updates, but that can be skipped with a Mac. As for the tweakage/overclocking, it has to be asked why. Certainly, if you wanted to increase a game's framerate, you could overclock the video card, but on a 9800 Pro, that's not really an issue. So, if you have a good reason to overclock, go nuts. Otherwise, why bother?
  3. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    It looks like it's in correctly. What card did you replace? For WoW, the change in cards may not affect it. Or maybe you have to go reset the video options in WoW.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    May 31, 2004
    Well, that's a good thing.

    However, I am getting about the same FPS as I did on my old GeForce 4, the standard 1.6 g5 card. This doesn't seem right. Even with all the video options turned down, performance isn't much better. I expected a huge leap in performance, but have seen very, very little.

    Is there anything I need to reset? Do I need to do so in-game or should I re-install the whole thing?

    Thanks for the replies!

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