Question Concerning PowerMac G5 (late 2004) graphics card upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by orangephoto, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. orangephoto macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    So my mom's G5 (single 1.8) graphics card just pooped out on us.

    Lot's of multi-colored lines show up on the screen at the same time and it never boots into OS X. Ran the CD Apple hardware test and the only error i got back was the video memory. So we're thinking about getting a new video card.

    It has the factory card still in it and I can't really decide what kind of card needs to be purchased. I've been hunting around the internet and have found numerous conclusions that all seem to differ.

    It's basically an AGP 8x slot. We don't need anything fancy just a replacement. There's an auction on ebay right now for the current card (nVidia GeForce FX 5200) but the auction has two in it and we only need one.

    but anyway, if anyone could lead me in the right direction i'd really love to get my mom's mac up and running again.
  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    I would totally just get the 2. That way if one comes broken, or dies, you have a spare! They are getting rarer by the minute for sure.

    You should try getting one for the late 2005 model (PCIE), 400 bucks easy. :\
  3. sash macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2004

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