Two AGP cards in Dual G5?? new card question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Appleboy1717, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey all

    So,
    1.8 Dual G5 with the stock 5200 card. Currently I like the card because it runs my two displays. Samsung synchmaster (DVI) and apple studio display (ADC)
    However, I am told that a newer better card (ati 9800 or something) might do me better..but they do not have the adc and I do not want to have to get an adaptor.
    Can I run both cards?
    Run the apple display out of the current card and samsung out of the new one?
    Also on a budget what card is good? Would I get much difference in a ATI 9800? They seem to go on ebay for around 90.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    300D

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    Nope. If you want a second card it will have to be PCI-x.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, so my buddy is a PC guy and has the nVidia 6800GT which was used in the G5's and was pretty good I believe and it is PCI-x. Is there anyway I could make that work?
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    That came in PCI Express, not PCI-X. Two different things.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It came with pci-x for PC is what I was saying and was wondering if I could use that in my G5. Is there something you can do? I hear something about flashing them or something
     
  6. macrumors 68030

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    The Apple 6800Ultra was an AGP card, not PCI-X.
     
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    rickvanr

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    PCI-X (backwards compatible with PCI) and PCI Express (PCI-e) are two very different things.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    300D

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    PC video cards do not work in Macs.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    The 6800 was AGP while the 6600 was PCIe.

    There were 2 versions of the dual 1.8, one with PCI-X and just PCI slots.

    For info on flashing and obtaining the ROMs, check out The Mac Elite.
     

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