Help with g4 compatibility with apple display monitor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TeamDNA, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. TeamDNA macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2009
    I have a powermac G4 I just got. I also just bought an apple M7649 17'' display monitor. Well the display monitor is ADC and the back of the G4 is not adc. I believe it's a dvi-d. So what EXACT adapter would I need to hook it up. Thanks for any help
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  3. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2006
    A400M Base
    There is another option you have..

    There is actually a different option you can go. I think its even better, because you will get better graphic performance out of it. There have been a lot of G4 machines around, so it should be easy to find an original apple graphics card that has an ADC port. This way you will get a (usually) better GPU card with no need of purchasing the expensive ADC adapter.
    Depending on which model you have, you need to find out if you have power on the G4 logicboard. The MDD models have them, however some earlier models do not have the power on the AGP port, so the ADC would also not work because of that. You can find the power port in front of the AGP slot/pins.
    Most AGP ports/cards have a small black pin extension in front of the bigger AGP slot. This is where the power is drawn. Earlier models do not have that on the logicboard and therefor will not work. One card that would work is an Apple ATI 9000 card with ADC port (original an G4 MDD card) if you have that black power port.

    Good luck

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