What would happen...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by PowerPCFanGurl, May 26, 2014.

  1. PowerPCFanGurl macrumors newbie

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    If I just pop this GPU into my Quad G5? No flashing, no mods done. It has just one 6-pin power connector, so that won't be an issue. The only issue is that it doesn't have an Open Firmware initialization code.

    Would it work? If it wouldn't work, what would it do?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There would be no drivers in OS X or Linux to support the card.
     
  3. PowerPCFanGurl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would be able to boot an Open Firmware prompt?
     
  4. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    It wouldn't even do that as it doesn't have any relevant firmware in ROM, so the Mac wouldn't know how to talk to it.
     

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