Flash Old Mac ATI 1900XT to work on PC

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kronoss, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. kronoss macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to flash an old Mac ATI 1900XT to work on PC? How?
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    I've never flashed back to PC, but I figure it's doable. This is what you'd use:

    http://thomas.perrier.name/graphiccelerator.html

    You'll also need a PC ROM for the card, you can probably find one on ATI's site. When it's done (provided it works) you'll need a second GPU installed because the card will immediately stop working in OSX. I suggest googling around for procedures/examples to be sure it works. Google for "strangedogs" for info on Mac card flashing/ROMs, most of their stuff is geared towards PC to Mac, but they might have some instrux for going the other way, I can't remember...

    You might also want to consider selling the Mac card and buying a PC version (or even a higher grade card); using ebay you can probably make a few dollars as the Mac versions tend to sell for more.
     
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

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    OP, this guy means well but most of his post is incorrect. Strangedogs only worked on PPC cards, I state this as one of the mods there.

    I do agree that you would be better off to sell the Mac card on Ebay and use the resulting funds to purchase a better PC card.
     
  4. disconap macrumors 68000

    disconap

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    Heh, thanks for the correction. I don't actually own an Intel mac, and I was very tired when I wrote that so I didn't really pay much attention to the model. Definitely listen to Rominator on this one.
     

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