Radeon 9000 in a AGP Sawtooth?

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  1. raysfan81
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    So I got my 9800 pro installed in my MDD and now I think it would be great to put the radeon 9000 in my old powermac as it would be much better than the Rage 128. I just don't know if it will work because it has that unusual front connector that I assume is for the ADP.
     
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    The Radeon 9000's extra pins are for powering the ADC connector. If you have one of the original Sawtooths (350-500MHz single G4), the ADC port will not work. However, the other video out should work. The card is AGP 2X/4X compliant, so it should function just fine, minus the (unpowered) ADC port. So, as long as you don't want to hook up an older-style Apple Cinema/Studio display (without adapters), you'll be fine.

    Enjoy the Radeon 9800! I've got one coming for my main machine (single G5) too!
     
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    I just plugged in the 9000 and all of the things are purple on the screen. :mad: Maybe it is because the screw wouldn't fit back once I put the new card in...

    But so far I really love the 9800!
     
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    If the retainer screw for the card doesn't fit in, that means that you've either not put the card in all the way/straight, or there's a physical incompatability (which I didn't know about). Try re-seating the card; it should fit flush if it works.
     

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