Will This Video Card Work on a G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CountMaxMore, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. CountMaxMore macrumors member

    CountMaxMore

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    I have a PowerMac G5 will this video card work in it?
    Radeon HD 3850 512mb
     
  2. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    No PPC-OF-Bios for this card, so no way to enter OF or MacOS with it.

    Other OSes (Linux) might be able to work with it even if wasn't initialized by OF.
     
  3. CountMaxMore thread starter macrumors member

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    can I flash it to make it work? or is there no way to make it work at all
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    What the above poster is trying to say is that there isn't a Mac firmware available to flash it with.
     
  5. CountMaxMore thread starter macrumors member

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    Ohhhhhhh Okay
     
  6. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    If Linux is something you are willing to try, there is a guide on how to get SOME newer Radeon graphics cards to work in linux only, but only a few have been tested and I have never tried it myself.
     

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