Radeon 9500 dilemma - ASAP

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  1. KawaiiAurora, Feb 5, 2017
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    KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

    KawaiiAurora

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    Hey,
    I have an old 400MHz Sawtooth G4 with a defective Rage 128 Pro. Now, I've found a 128MB Radeon 9500 for PCs for $30. Is $30 worth it or should I wait and try to get something a bit better? Please answer quickly as I was able to reduce the price but ofer (was $35 originally) is only on for ~45 hours. I plan to flash it via VNC in my Mac as I don't have a PC to flash it with.

    I can also get a 9600XT with BGA RAM chips for the same price. (But I've heard they're not AGP 2x compatible)

    Thanks,
    Aurora
     
  2. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I don't think the 9500 is compatible with 2x AGP slots.

    For a cheap plug and play option, grab a Mac edition Radeon 9000 or Geforce 4MX. You can probably get either for under $15 If you want to flash, get a Radeon 9800 or Geforce 6200.
     
  3. KawaiiAurora thread starter macrumors 6502

    KawaiiAurora

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    Heh, never mind, I took the high road and got a Radeon 9700 128MB for $44 along with a Geforce 9500, an AGP card and another PCI-E card which is pretty decent considering 9700s go for like $40 on eBay.
     
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    Mac Edition 9700?

    I'm not sure if a flashed PC edition will work in a 2x AGP slot. Actually, I'm not positive about the Mac edition.

    If it's a Mac edition, you got it for a steal.
     
  5. KawaiiAurora thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PC versions should work as they support AGP 2x and it should work as per the flashing website. Only the 9600 doesn't work in 2x slots AFAIK
     

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