Power Mac G5 and Geforce 7300GT?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulrbeers, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68040

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    A friend is having problems with their Power Mac G5, so I thought we would try dumping in the video card from my Mac Pro 1,1 (the 7300GT), but before I even tried does any one know if this will even work?

    Edit: It's an A1117, but I couldn't tell you if it is one of the dual or quad core machines. It's currently sitting in my car for me to take a look at tonight.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    No it won't work, and it won't even fit in most of the G5s which don't have PCIExpress.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Everymac says the A1117 has a PCIExpress video card in it....
    The NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256 MB of GDDR SDRAM occupies a 16-lane PCI Express slot.

    But that doesn't mean my 7300GT will work with the Open firmware on the G5 (vs EFI on the Mac Pro), so I assume that is what you mean by it "won't work"....
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    Correct.
     
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    Jethryn Freyman

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    Nah won't work, what does your friend use his G5 for?
     
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    WardC

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    You can use a 7800GT, that is what is in my Quad G5...good card so far, had this machine a week, got it off eBay. You can also install the nVidia GeForce 6600 or the ATI Radeon x1900 Mac Edition in there.
     

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