Flash GeForce 4 Ti 4200 AGP for Mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Altemose, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    After doing extensive searching, I cannot get a definite answer whether I can flash this spare PNY GeForce 4 Ti 4200 for a QuickSilver or MDD. It connects via AGP but I do not see a ROM for it but rather only the 4600. Any ideas?
     
  2. weckart macrumors 68040

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    There only seems to be a ROM for the 4600. All the posts I have ever seen mention trying to hex edit the clock speeds in the 4600 ROM to try to accommodate the slower speeds of the 4200. That and stability issues.
     
  3. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    The main issue is that no one seems to have flashed a 4200 successfully.
     
  5. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    Perhaps Bunnspecial or Intell would have experience flashing Nvidia cards in general.
     
  6. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I've done a few NVidia cards, although admittedly I find ATI cards MUCH easier to flash as a general rule.

    In any case, I'll see if I can find a cheap 4200 on Ebay to play around with...and maybe a 4600(to replace my dead Mac edition) while I'm at it.

    If I get a chance, I need to play around with this one too. The fan makes a horrible racket on it, but I think I think I can transplant the fan off my dead Ti.
     

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  7. Altemose thread starter macrumors G3

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    I look forward to that post! Is the fan making noise due to rubbing against the shield or from the bearings? If it is the bearings I will make a detailed guide on how I clean them out and oil them so they are dead silent and run better too!
     

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