6800 ultra BTO firmware

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  1. havokalien macrumors 6502a

    havokalien

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    I got one of these cards for my G5 and the web says It came with a G5 firmware disk but I can't find a copy of it. Any help finding the software would be great.
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure it would be part of the OS that came on the G5; I had a BTO card like that and never bothered with a disc, it ran fine
     
  3. havokalien thread starter macrumors 6502a

    havokalien

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    Not quite

    My G5 doesn't have the firmware version listed on the web which is newer than the 5.1.4 listed on apples web site. It is for the specialized fan control for the G5 and the fan on the card. If it was build to order it was already updated. The card also came as a kit with the firmware cd which I can not seem to find anywhere.
     
  4. California macrumors 68040

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    It's Nviidia, right? Contact them.
     
  5. havokalien thread starter macrumors 6502a

    havokalien

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    Yes about that

    Apparently Nvidia past making it just for the G5 never listed it ever. The kit was only from apple, and apple doesn't list the software.

    I guess since it's so seldom talked about I'm just up a creek.
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Which model G5 do you have, and which firmware version does it have?
     
  7. havokalien thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    5.1.4

    5.1.4 which is the newest apple lists. But it is not the specialized version the web lists for the BTO card that changes the fan speed in the G5 and the special fan on the card controlled by the ADC power.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can be sure that the later firmwares incorporate whatever was needed for that card. You definitely don't want to backdate.
     

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