ATI Radeon 9200 PCI Graphics Card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by olliea95, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. olliea95 macrumors regular

    olliea95

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    I have a few questions abut the ATI Radeon 9200 PCI Graphics Card and I thought you would be able to answer.

    Firstly, it states that it is a PCI card, and I know for a fact the my machine is AGP, so will this card be compatible? From macupgrades.co.uk they say it *is* compatible, but reccomended only as a secondary card - while I would use it as a replacement of my original.

    Secondly, some feedback for this card would be nice, if anyone is using it. Also where you got it from. I was thinking of getting it from macsales.com but perhaps there is a better/cheaper place to buy it from.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Yes it will work but AGP would be better as it provides more bandwidth to the card.

    At that price though I would seriously take a look at flashing a used PC version and using it in your Mac. This is a much cheaper option and you could get a 9800pro for around $30 this way. If flashing seems to complicated you can find already flashed cards on eBay for a lot less than ones designed for Macs.

    For choosing a card look at the buying guides on the Mac Elite. Then you can also grab the appropriate ROM file from the downloads section.

    If you have a PC you can use the flashing section on the Mac Elite.

    If not you can use your G4 but will need a PCI video card to assist you while flashing the AGP card. Mac OS 9/X guide current ATIccelerator

    More info on flashing can be found at the Strangedogs forums, you must become a member to view but that is free. The Mac Elite wiki incomplete.
     
  3. olliea95 thread starter macrumors regular

    olliea95

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    Thanks mate, saved me a bundle.

    I will buy the card you recommended soon, but first, can I have more info on flashing a graphics card. I am happy with this sort of thing, so it will be cheaper for me to flash myself.

    Thanks!
     

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