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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by The G5 Guy, Jun 16, 2014.
What is the Best Video card I can use in my 2.5 Ghz June 2004 Powermac G5
The best Mac Editions are the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL and the ATI X800/X850.
will it work on my version are they all compatable I haven't done much research into videocards for the G5
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.
Basically any G5 AGP video card will work in that machine. You just need to avoid PCIe and G4 ADC video cards.
Thanks Ill check it out But im Really more of a NVidia guy
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
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.
Is no one anymore sugguesting the flashed Nvidia 7800GS
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?
I don't know, I am not an expert on flashed vid cards anyway... Japamac at least has no note about it, though that might not mean someting. http://www.jcsenterprises.com/Japamacs_Page/Blog/4B4B7BA2-7ABB-47F1-87AC-B03D37942BEE.html
the 7800gs is the best agp card for the agp PM.. that or the x850/800