Video card compatability

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sphereboy, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. sphereboy macrumors 6502

    sphereboy

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    I have an Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 AGP card sitting in my PC. I was just wondering if these video cards are able to be installed into a PowerMac G4?

    Anyone have any suggestions.
     
  2. sphereboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    [bump] trying to get the morning people to see this thread. thanks.
     
  3. cocopelli macrumors member

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    Ive wondered this also. In theory it should work, since they use a unified driver, but I do not know this to be fact. Obviously you would not get the ADC port, but is that the only thing missing?? I dont know. Anyone else know how the unified drivers work?
     
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  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Bingo...

    There's a flash matrix for Nvidia/ATI cards lurking somewhere around that IDs the results you can expect -- some are not very good (the cards that don't have enough EPROM for a universal flash).

    Of course a card that work right now, can be rendered quite unstable with a Apple firmware/OS update and/or a driver update.
     

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