Flashing a PC-edition X800

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bunnspecial, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I bought a card off of Ebay that was advertised as a Mac edition, and wasn't. I should have done my research a little bit better, but made the mistake of trusting the seller and not digging through their photos better.

    In any case, the seller refunded my money and insisted that they really didn't want the card back(despite my repeated offers to return) so that leaves me with card to play with(I think that I'm going to take that money and go after a 6800 Ultra that's up on Ebay now for my G5)

    The exact card I have is an X800XT "All In Wonder" card. I've read about the flashing process and think that I can put together a PC out of the parts box easily enough that should be capable of doing it. I've read how-tos and downloaded the correct software, so I think(or at least hope) that I should be able to pull off the flash

    I'm pretty seriously considering putting the card in my G4. I know that I'll need to tape pins 3 and 11 in order for it to work in the G4, as well as run a power connector to it.

    Are there any other potential pitfalls I need to be aware of? Since the card is, at this point, a freebie, I don't really feel like I have anything to lose.



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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    ATI All-In-Wonder cards cannot be flashed to Mac cards.
     
  3. bunnspecial thread starter macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    Thanks-that answers that. I guess I'll find an old PC to stick it in.
     
  4. iMacC2D, Jun 24, 2014
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  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would try Tiger.
     
  6. iMacC2D, Jun 25, 2014
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  7. yangdh macrumors member

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    Try to flash it on Mac, not PC.
     
  8. iMacC2D, Jun 25, 2014
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