nVidea GT340 PowerMacG5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Howelley, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Howelley macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    Hey, a friend gave me a free nVidea GT340, and as I only have macs the only available system was my PowerMacG5 so I put it in however when my display is directly put into the graphics card it does not display anything.

    I am currently running of my original graphics card with the GT340 in another slot.
    The problem I am having is that I am not sure whether or not the graphics card is actually running, it is in my system profiler but it does not extensive information which leads me to think it is not running.

    Here are my system specs:
     Machine Name:	Power Mac G5
      Machine Model:	PowerMac11,2
      CPU Type:	PowerPC G5 (1.1)
      Number Of CPUs:	2
      CPU Speed:	2 GHz
      L2 Cache (per CPU):	1 MB
      Memory:	5 GB
    And here is what appears for the graphics card:
      Type:	VGA-Compatible Controller
      Bus:	PCI
      Slot:	SLOT-3
      Vendor:	nVIDIA (0x10de)
      Device ID:	0x0ca4
      Revision ID:	0x00a2
  2. SimonUK5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2010
    I high doubt that, that card will work in your G5..
  3. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    True, it won't work in any PPC. There's no PPC ROM and driver for this card (to the OP: card for PPC must have PPC ROM on it).
    In PCIe G5 you can run only (original Mac or flashed ones):
    – GF 6600 series
    – GF 7800 series
    – Quadro FX4500
    – ATI X1900
  4. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

    Jun 10, 2005
    There is no PPC ROM for these cards, or drivers for 10.5, it will not work.

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