PM G5 1.8ghz (single) New Vid Card?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by agentphish, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816

    agentphish

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    Hello-

    I am wondering if it's possible to use a GeForce 6600GT 256mb AGP card in this machine?

    I have this card from another machine that a friend gave me. It was out of a PC, but is a perfectly good card, and would be an upgrade to the 64mb GeForce FX5200 card that's currently in the G5 we have.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    I think so. But you'd need to flash the ROM to the Mac version... making sure it's the AGP version, not the PCI-E version of the 6600.
     
  3. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I know its a kinda of involved process and you are going to need a PCI Video card to do it so that you can burn the GeForce 6600 card in your AGP slot. I know you can pick up a Mac PCI Video Card off of eBay from really cheap. There are also several how to websites, just google it. I have never done it before but I looked into doing it once.

    Hope this helps!
    iGrant
     
  5. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I've been looking around, I can't seem to find anything on flashing a card from a PC bios to a Mac bios, specifically for this card.
     

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