PCIe GeForce 7300GT in a 733MHz Quicksilver?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dkvasnicka, May 17, 2009.

  1. dkvasnicka macrumors newbie

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    Hi fellas,

    i have an old Power Mac G4 Quicksilver running at 733MHz and I also have one unused PCI Express GeForce 7300GT -- a PC version.

    These seem to me as impossible to combine, but still I'd like to ask whether is it somehow possible to put a PCIe card to an old Quicksilver...? (some kind of freaky conversion gizmo perhaps? ;) )

    And if it is, can I flash the PC GeForce using the quicksilver? (I've got no PC desktop in my house -- could it be done through some linux live CD or something like that...?)

    If this all is a nonsense, I'll just sell that card thing...
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    No can do.

    AGP is not, in any way, compatible with PCI-Express.
     
  3. dkvasnicka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, but the board has PCI slots AFAIK... so some PCI to PCIe adapter maybe? Just asking, really, I want to be sure it really is not possible before I get rid of the thing :)
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    The problem is that PCI is using a parallel bus (and dates back to 1994) while PCI-Express is using a serial bus.

    Don't be fooled by the name. They may sound similar but in reality have very little in common.
     
  5. 300D macrumors 65816

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  6. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    If you need a Quicksilver card, there are lots of AGP cards that can be had for cheap to be flashed for it, like a 5200 or 6200.
     

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