where can I buy a PMG5 (AGP8x) compatible graphics card?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacBoobsPro, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    If the PMG5 is AGP 8X can it use a 2x/4x card?

    Im trying to sell my G5 but no one will take it without a graphics card and I cant find any where that sells a card that is not asking for £1m. :(
     
  2. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the same boat. I've looked on eBay but they are pretty expensive still (100+USD). I need a replacement for my crapped out 5200. :(

    Aside from getting a PCI version of the ATi 9200 from macsales.com, I'm not sure what to do. Maybe someone on here has a dead G5.
     
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    What options are open to us?

    I dont fully understand graphics cards. If the card that came with it is AGP but the Mac has PCI slots can I use a PCI card?

    My card was an X800XT and they are still going for $400. :eek:
     
  4. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    I don't know about the PMG5, but in general it depends on two things: your motherboard, and the type of AGP slot. The AGP 3.0 spec is here, look at the tables in section "2.4.2 AGP3.0/AGP2.0 Compatibility":

    http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/agp30.pdf

    Yes, you can. AGP is a more powerful interface but you can use a PCI graphics card in a PCI slot.
     

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