Upgrading video on older G4 Power mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rob_Merritt, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Rob_Merritt macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2004
    I recently got a Power Mac G4 800mhz running OSx 10.3.something, gig o ram, 80 gig hard drive, yada yada. Runs great and everything. Big step up from my G3 233 running os 9. Problem: the AGP video card is a crappy 16 meg ATI Rage Pro. Now I'm not exactly planning on playing Doom 3 on this system, or do any major gaming, but the fact it sucks annoys me. (have a top of the line pc for gaming anyways) Sooo I want to buy a new card for it. Guess I'll play Warcraft III or something. I noticed that I can get some older but better cards off ebay for $50 however there are 9200s for $120 on New egg. Any suggestions on what I should buy?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The Radeon 7500 and 9000 Pro work just fine on my 800/933 Quicksilvers.
  3. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    The 9200 would be a good fit (128MB isn't it). Even a GeForce2 MX 32MB would be a nice upgrade. You might also find a GeForce4 MX 64MB on eBay for less than a new card.

    If it's a Digital Audio or Mirror-door you can get a 9600 for $107 from OWC. I had one in my overclocked 800Mhz Digital Audio and it was probably overkill, but still awesome.

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