Powermac G5 Graphics Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tyboe, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. tyboe macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2008
    Ok, so a few months ago i ran into a problem with my graphics card..

    here is a screen shot.. After posting i was told it was most likely a graphics card problem.. Picture below of the original problem.. This suddenly occured after awakening my computer..
    VRAM specs then: RADEON 9800 PRO 128MB


    So, do to funds being low i borrowed a friends graphics card for a little while.. Might i add i had absolutely no re-occurance of the problem at all.
    VRam Spec: NVidia GeForce FX 5200 64MB

    After finally being financially stable enough to get a new card i did.. I bought a re-flashed Nvidia Geforce 6200 256MB..

    Everything is going just fine at first.. then after sleeping my computer randomly i get a similar to problem to before.. Just not half as bad and a little different..


    ^Note the above screen shot was taken after exiting preview while trying to edit out my name (Explaining the double dock)... After having opened a video file in itunes and then hiding itunes.

    This problem will also happen sometimes when i open a new video file or something like that.. This is very random and almost always happens after being awaken..

    Now, the weird part.. I simply log out, log back in and everything is back to normal..

    Any suggestions, past experience etc would be appreciated..

    I'm leaning away from getting yet another graphics card especially since i just received this one last week after waiting for three weeks for it to be shipped from Australia.. The ebay auction said its a new card and has been tested etc..

    A link to the auction is as follows:

  2. iGrant macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2006
    The biggest problem was that the card was re-flashed from more than likely a Windows based card and thats your problem. I would see if you could return it because that is not correct operation.


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