Graphics card compatibility

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ih8reno, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    I am once again getting a new (to me) power mac g5 tomorrow and it's the quad 2.5. From what I understand the buyer says he heard it boot up but the display doesn't work. I have a radeon 9650 in my dual 2.0 power mac g5 and was wondering if this card would work on the 2.5 quad.
     
  2. cookies81 macrumors newbie

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  3. JohnnyH1012 macrumors member

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    I believe I made a thread a while ago asking a similar question, pertaining to the many graphics cards for the G5. You should look at that.
     
  4. Sergey.P macrumors newbie

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    Quad has pci-e expansion slots while 9650 is an agp card, so they are even physically incompatible.
     
  5. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I'm outta luck with that card, damn I hope it's a simple fix with the current card.
     
  6. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Card is finished and the machine needs a big cleaning. I can only use the screen in safe mode.
     
  7. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Bake it. 6600 can be resurrected that same way as 8800GT. You have nothing to lose. If it will work, it'll allow you to use the computer until you buy new card.
     

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