Cheapest single slot video card for MP 1,1?

CoryTV

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Dec 13, 2006
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Hey, I just upgraded to a 4870/clovertown MP 1,1 special, and I'm also looking to add a 3rd monitor-- so I need a new video card, but I only have 1 slot left open, so it needs to be a true single-slot card.

I'm just trying to figure out the cheapest card I can put in there and it will work. (Ironically selling my old x1900 on ebay right now, but it's no good to me...)

Cory
 

MacVidCards

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2nd on the 2600XT.

Only single slot Mac card that just works on all machines. (3870 does too now that I think of it, but 3870 needs power and you are out of outlets)

Used on Ebay for $100 or so.

Or try Craigslist, sometimes you get lucky. HAS TO BE A MAC ONE.....reg PC one isn't going to help except in WIndows.
 
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gugucom

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May 21, 2009
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The 3870 Mac&PC Edition is a pretty good choice and it definitely runs on optical bay power due to low demand. The only problem is a fairly noisy fan when you drive it at higher performance.
 
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CoryTV

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Dec 13, 2006
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I actually have both power outlets open. I ran a molex y from the optical bay through the case, under the fan assembly, so both connectors are open... So I can suppose "whichever of these listed" I can find cheapest, then...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mac-ATI-2600XT-...emQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item4cec87d18c

I see this guy is selling a flashed 2600 XT.. Any info on where to get the right rom? I flashed my 4870 with no issues (that weren't a dumb mistake on my part) so if I could find a good rom, I could pick up a PC 2600 for like $20. Any idea where to find?
 
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68topls

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Apr 5, 2009
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I got one if you need it

I have a 2600XT if your interested. It's from my upgraded mac pro and works fine.
 
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