Radeon 9800 64MB video card question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sonny Lykos, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Sonny Lykos macrumors newbie

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    I just received the above card. I bought it from welovemacs.com, but it did not come with any software, CD or drivers, nor installation instructions. I have a Dell 20" wide screen and a new AOC 19" monitor - both hooked up and both working, and both will pivot. I was told by Apple I needed the new card in order to use the pivot function of either monitor. My computer is the G5 tower single processor, 1.8MHz unit with 1.25 GB DDR SDRAM.

    According to my "About This Mac" screen, my existing graphics card is:

    GeForce FX 5200:

    Chipset Model: GeForce FX 5200
    Type: Display
    Bus: AGP
    Slot: AGP
    VRAM (Total): 64 MB
    Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0321
    Revision ID: 0x00b1
    ROM Revision: 2060

    So, do I install it as an "additional" card in one of the PCI slots, or "in place" of the existing card? Also, do I need to download drivers from ATI, the mfg?

    Thanks in advance from anyone who can help.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You need to replace the FX5200 with the Radeon 9800 in the AGP slot. Which version of OS X are you running? I doubt you're going to need to get the drivers from ATI.
     
  3. Sonny Lykos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I forgot to mention that I'm running 10.4.6.

    Thanks
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Power your Mac down. Open it up. Remove the old card and put the new one in. Close it back up and enjoy it.
     
  5. Sonny Lykos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did it about a half hour ago and both monitors work fine, including the pivot action.

    Thanks again.

    Being a semiretired remodeler I type a lot of Proposals, invoices, letters and my quarterly newsletter, and scrolling gets old after a while. No more though!

    Just in case any one is interested, about a week ago I bought the AOC 19" pivot monitor at Offce Max on sale for $230.
     

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