Radeon X850XT for PowerMac G5 question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by R3b3lx, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. R3b3lx macrumors newbie

    R3b3lx

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    Just ordered a Radeon X850XT video card on Ebay... I know i'll have to flash it when it arrived. However I splurge bought without making thread here first (I know) It's a PCI-E video card and the FX 5200 in the MAc now says it's an AGP card. Will it work? Or do I just waste money for a paperweight?

    The machine is a Powermac G5 Dual 2.3GHZ.

    http://prntscr.com/bz4uqp
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    http://prntscr.com/bz4yi1
    http://prntscr.com/bz4xt3

    Also, if it works, will I have to have an external power cable to make it run? (I see there is a power connection port on the card)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    PCI-E video cards will not work in your model PowerMac. Only AGP and PCI video cards will.
     
  3. R3b3lx thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    That card wouldn't even work in a PCIe G5 without flashing. Best to do your research before purchasing.
     
  5. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    I don't even think there is a x850 rom for the PCI-E versions of those cards; so I think he's really out of luck :p

    Oh well it happens to the best of us :p
     
  6. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Well its not like he spent 50+ on the card so I wouldn't say its that bad.

    Chuck it into an old PCIE machine and have some fun with it.
     
  7. R3b3lx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was able to cancel the ending bid, so no loss. Thanks again!
     

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