Excellent tip - is that the case for all of the 8x AGP ATI cards? Any driver issues on the G4 for a specified for G5 card? I've been thinking about replacing the ATI 9000 card in dual 1.42 and with the 4x, 128 MB of VRAM appears to be the limit (9800 Pro), whereas the 8x cards provide access to twice the memory.wangahrah said:It's simple to modify these cards to work in a G4...put a small piece of tape to cover pins #3 and #11 on the bottom of the card and the card is forced to function in 4x mode. If you're planning on upgrading though, the 9800 tends to be a much more powerful card....I was running a 9600 from OWC, then did some work with a 9800, and for newer games, wow...huge improvement!
Pin 3 and 11 are found by turning the card upside down (so the heatsink is facing down) and counting from the back of the card towards the front (back of the card is side the monitor connectors are not).
Nope, just make sure not to use superconductive tape.slooksterPSV said:Tape??? Wouldn't that fry the card, mboard etc?
The 9800XT 256MB for G5 was an OEM option from Apple and it does outperform the 9800Pro 256MB. Be warned though the 9800XT Apple OEM will occupy the adjacent PCI slot. $128 is a great price for a 9800XT I would say buy it. Where did you find such a deal?Lucky8 said:Anyone ever heard of ATI 9800XT 256MB for G5?
Are they better or worse than 9800Pro 256MB?
Is $128 a good price foe a used one?
All PowerMacs use AGP only for Graphics cards. Most G4s are AGP 4x and Power Mac G5s use AGP Pro 8x. Radeon 9800XT, Geforce 6800 GT/Ultra are almost double thick due to the heatsinks and obstruct either the PCI or PCI-X slot (depending on what you have) which are adjacent to the AGP slot.Lucky8 said:Are they for the PCI or PCI-X?