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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by applecube1993, Dec 2, 2007.
Well if I upgrade the video card , what should I get , I want to have atleast 128 Mb or 256. Thanx
I don't think the video card is even replaceable. If I were you, I might get a refurb/used 24" imac (white or aluminum), as they have swappable video.
Well ya they do .. I checked it out and you can upgrade it .. ( you can take the card out if thats what you mean by replace ) haha , But whatever
Ok then. If you can find another video card in the same format that is supported by the OS (agp?), go for it.
EDIT: Confirmed - it is a 2xAGP slot. So an AGP card that is "universal"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port#Compatibility will work. Maybe you could put a 2600xt mobile in there? That would bring you up to speed with the new imacs.
The best video card you can get for a Cube is a flashed PC GeForce 6200, hands down. It will handle all the latest eye candy in Leopard and runs cool.
It's a DIY job requiring some work, but worth it for the serious Cube user. Read up on it at the Mac Elite video card flashing forums and wiki - you can also download the appropriate hacked ROM files from there.
Other flashed options are the Radeon 9700/9800 or GeForce 5200. Note the caveats - this isn't a 5-minute job.
If you can't/won't do a flashed card, your options are more limited. The GeForce 3 is built specifically for the Cube, about as fast as a GeForce 5200 but doesn't support many features and is both expensive and rare. A good card if you can find one at a reasonable price. Otherwise you are stuck with the other OEM cards - Rage 128 or GeForce 4MX.
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Like I said before, a very difficult process with the cube if you're up for the challenge go for it... but don't say we didn't warn you...
alright guys thanks .