flash NVIDIA gforce 6200 pci video card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by corro69, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. corro69 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to flash a PNY/nvidia gforce 6200 256m PCI video card? I have searched google endlessly and have found no information regarding it.

    I have a G4 AGP. The video card works well but I would like to set up multiple monitors and I prefer not having to purchase a new video card if possible.
     
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  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That won't include a hackintosh driver, you'd need full PPC big endian support for that card.

    The only PPC cards that have a chance of flashing are the cards that had a Mac OS X driver for the PPC.

    There is probably more up to date stuff somewhere

    http://themacelite.wikidot.com/compatibility

    As far as the card, it'll have to have a big enough ROM, not all PC cards had a Mac-sized ROM.
     
  4. Earl Urly macrumors regular

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    You'd need to get someone to help you rewrite the current public ROM for the XFX 6200A. At the moment most of these guys aren't around anymore, you could try at strangedogs.proboards40.com.
     
  5. tonyl macrumors 6502

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    You'd better get a FX5200 PCI card which is fully supported.
     
  6. Flocon d'Avoine macrumors newbie

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    flash NVIDIA gforce 6200 pci video card

    Rocco69, I just wanted to let you know that I have a flashed Nvidia 6200 PCI 256MB video card working perfectly with my G4. I found it online for a mere of $80, NEW, last year. If you look carefully, you can find someone who will flash your card for much much less than $80 and it really worth it.;)

    My WorkHorse:
    2002 Quicksilver (Original 1Ghz DP)
    Upgraded to Sonnet 1.8ghz DP
    1.5 gigs of Ram
    NVidia GForce4 MX (Orginal)
    Upgraded to NVidia GForce 6200 - 256MB (Flashed)
    Apple Cinema Display 22" - Using DVI adaptor
    USB and FW PCI Cards
    FirmTek 4 Port SATA Card
    1T SATA Drives (2)
    1.5T SATA Drive (1)
    750 SATA Drive (1)
     
  7. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I have a flashed 6200 and it is a cool thing.

    It has Core Image hardware enabled, or whatever that's called.

    It does the dashboard ripple, but a little haltingly.

    The WEIRD thing is it works fine an a Sawtooth and a Quicksilver but is 100% invisible in a MDD.

    The MDD also has issues with flashed 6800s, as has been documented elsewhere.

    To add to the confusion, a flashed 6600 works great in MDD but is invisible in Quicksilver and doesn't finish boot in Sawtooth.

    Lots of mysteries.

    But the 6200 is an INFINETELY better card than a 5200, if for no other reason than the fact that 6200 DVI has no trouble running 1920x1200 while a 5200 is at it's limits doing so.

    (Apple put dual Sil TMDS chips on their 5200 to solve this issue)
     

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