Resolved Power Mac G5 7800 GTX 512mb

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  1. ashio83, Feb 8, 2012
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    ashio83 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, not been a member here long but I am in desperate need of some help and/or direction :confused:

    I own a DC 2.0 Power Mac G5 and it had a 6600 128mb graphics card which subsequently died the other day. I have gone ahead and bought a Dell 7800 GTX 512mb graphics card with the intention of flashing it.

    I have no problem with the flashing procedure itself, I am having trouble locating a ROM for it. At first I thought I could flash the Quadro FX 4500 2149 retail ROM but later found out that the Quadro FX 4500 ROM needs HEX editing which I cant locate a guide for the procedure. Ideally, if at all possible I would like somebody to provide me with the ROM file but in the meantime I am trying to make headway myself.

    I've contacted japamac through his website to see if he could provide me with the ROM and am still awaiting a response. I realise the guy is busy so i'm trying to do the work myself. Does anyone have a link to a guide to hex edit the Quadro FX 4500 ROM to work on the 7800 GTX 512mb.

    Any help is massively appreciated guys. Thanks for looking.

    EDIT: This issue has been resolved thanks to japamac, he contacted me.
     
  2. r00tghirhack macrumors newbie

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    can you please share

    I recently recover a G5 ppc quad 2,5 with a nvidia 6600
    I am trying to boost it, i start with the easiest, I mean adding the Max of RAM
    a faster HDD -
    for the video I'm blocked, I have bought today the same card You discribe
    here the link from dell
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/video/P113233/
    in my search i found your thread and hope you see my request
     
  3. ashio83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You will need to flash the card's BIOS to a MAC one. That card will have be a PC one and wont work as it stands right now.
    First you will need to contact japamac here to request the ROM file you need to flash to ithe card. Please make sure you have the 512mb first though.
    Second you will need to visit The Mac Elite to read up how to setup a bootable USB stick with all the necessary files to boot into DOS and it will also tell you how to use 'NVFLASH' (the flashing utility)
    Good luck, contact me if you need anything.
     
  4. r00tghirhack, Mar 10, 2012
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    r00tghirhack macrumors newbie

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    Re PowerMac g5 7800 gtx 512mb

    hi ashio83
    THANK YOU so much for your replay
    i quote your word they are + relevant compare to my english :p and end by #
    I am having trouble locating a ROM for it. #No Luck Till now for me,
    if at all possible, I would like (someashio83 :p ) to provide me with the ROM file. #if you still have the rom

    i realise the Japmac is busy #

    dont miss understand my english and quots your WORDs are what i feel now ,
    one other thing is the power conection of the card how have you done this or where on the mobo ,,

    i found your post too :)
    ashio83
    Re: Flashed 7800GTX vs Quadro FX4500 for G5 PPC
    3 févr. 2012 01:06 (in response to japamac)
    Hey japamac, I have come accross a 512mb 7800 GTX, is there any chance you can hook me up with your G5 ROM for it please?



    thanks again.
     
  5. ashio83, Mar 10, 2012
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    ashio83 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I feel your pain mate but I don't have it anymore, and they don't just like people handing that ROM file out. You must contact Japamac and he will sort you out.
    I didn't end up using it as the card I had was the 256mb model, I was sold it on ebay as the 512mb but when i received it, it was the 256mb model so the ROM was useless to me.
    I then went ahead and purchased the Quadro FX 4500 512mb card and flashed it with the OEM ROM from 'The Mac Elite.
    So as I said contact Japamac, he'll give you what you need.

    As for the power you'll need this which connects to the top of the motherboard just behind the front speaker.
     

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  6. r00tghirhack, Mar 10, 2012
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    r00tghirhack macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    Hi
    many thanks ashio83

    if any news "succes" i will repost here or give links or so

    much apreciate your help

    edit:
    japmac kindly mail me a "working" 512 rom for 7800gtx 10.4/10.5
    i must addmit i havent flash my card yet that why i quote ..

    i share it in case some one need it

    http://www.4shared.com/file/0DpHpyWW/file.html?

    just be awar what are you doing

    Scan VirusTotal :
    SHA256: 3608a1ee1ed80587d84c4df9924df2f1fca664db88550664cab9c4ee96272693
    SHA1: 7cc0ff39cbeba732aa8e27ed09d590e2139c491b
    MD5: f847bf8726619c7f119b65eea227a063
    File size: 60.5 KB ( 61952 bytes )
    File name: 7800 GTX 512
    File type: unknown
    Detection ratio: 0 / 43
    Analysis date: 2012-03-22 00:13:21 UTC ( 2 minutes ago )
     
  7. aboutkab macrumors newbie

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    Hi r00tghirhack,

    I am also in search of a suitable ROM file for my 7800 GTX 512mb but the download you posted doesn't work anymore.
    Do you still have a copy of this file somewhere ?

    Greetings
     
  8. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Given that they have not logged in for 6 months, I doubt they will reply. Why don't you contact Colpeas.
     
  9. aboutkab macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thx a lot for the tip MisterKeeks
     
  10. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    See my otter thread to download a special fun happy ROM.
     
  11. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1552556
     
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  13. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I believe that he is linking to the proper ROM.
     
  14. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    What lies? I an not lying the rom attached works perfectly well.
     

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