8800gt in a power mac g5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by powerpc4ever, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. powerpc4ever macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    theoretically you could put an 8800gt in a power mac g5 2.0 so since im guessing some one has tryed putting an 8800gt in one does it work at all (gray boot screen) ?if not the problem is probla bly the firmware or rom if it does get the boot screen and fails to start osx then its the kext (means that apple never made a n nvidia8000series kext for power pc in that case i will have to make one) so does any one want to try for the sake of my old g5 so it doesnt get tossed ?
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Won't work. Only cards that support Open Firmware will work in the PCIe G5s.

    If you're gonna just toss out that old crappy G5, I'll take it :D
  3. powerpc4ever thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    in other words its a soft ware problem looks like my g5 will live on!
    thanks for the info orangesvtguy!:D
  4. vailance macrumors member


    Nov 29, 2008
    even thou i had a mac pro , i still love to use my old g5.. it does all the work i need. including watching full HD bluray rip with Mplayer osx extended. :eek:

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