Powermac G5 Video Card

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  1. The G5 Guy macrumors newbie

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    What is the Best Video card I can use in my 2.5 Ghz June 2004 Powermac G5








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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The best Mac Editions are the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL and the ATI X800/X850.
     
  3. The G5 Guy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will it work on my version are they all compatable I haven't done much research into videocards for the G5
     
  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    If you're on the cheaper side of things, a 256MB ATi Radeon 9650 from a early 2005 G5 is more than adequate for pushing many pixels and general usage.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Basically any G5 AGP video card will work in that machine. You just need to avoid PCIe and G4 ADC video cards.
     
  6. The G5 Guy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Ill check it out But im Really more of a NVidia guy



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    also my problem was that I got 2 g5s for free bought new harddrive and ram all they need I fixed 1 turned it on it had the blinking folder like normal but after a week I still had chimes but I booted to a black screen I thought the video card failed what do you guys think :confused:




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  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try putting the video card from the good G5 into the one that you suspect to have a dead video card. Good way to test.
     
  8. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Is no one anymore sugguesting the flashed Nvidia 7800GS :)
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    I tend to forget that card's model, thus I only post about the Mac Editions. Doesn't that card sometimes present problems if the wrong version is flashed?
     
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  11. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    the 7800gs is the best agp card for the agp PM.. that or the x850/800 :)
     

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