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graphic card upgrade ; power mac G5; late 2005

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I have a PowerPC G5,dualcore late 2005; I have a Geforce 6600LE as the graphics and this is now running slow.. I found there are only 3 boards that can be used as an upgrade; Is this true or any other can be connected to my system? I suppose if using a correct PCIe and GDRAM3 could be OK (like the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 would run the system OK or any problems for drives...?¿?
I would appreciatte any suggestions because even these models are very old and I think I will not get any of them
Thank you for the help.
Jose
Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Dec 23, 2009 8:22 AM (in response to pepema3)
    Hi-

    Welcome to Discussions!

    The Geforce GT 120 will not work in a G5.
    The G5 uses Open Firmware, and all Intel macs use EFI.
    No Intel Mac graphics card will work in a G5.

    Your graphics options are:

    GeForce 6600 LE
    GeForce 6600
    GeForce 7800 GT
    Radeon X1900 G5 Edition
    Flashed (converted WinPC card) Radeon X1900/1950XT
    NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    Flashed (converted WinPC card) Geforce 7800GTX
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  • IIe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 26, 2009 12:37 PM (in response to pepema3)
    I'm using a NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL in my Power Mac G5 1,6 GHz monoprocessor.

    I found this Apple packaged card, last year, thanks to my local store.

    It works fine with my LCD via DVI and my CRT via VGA (with adapter), and I'm pretty sure it will work on a 2005 model.

    I'm wondering what new generation graphic card would work in my machine and whether it would even make sense to upgrade considering the other somewhat outdated components in the 2003 desktop.

    thanks for reading me. cheers.

    Message was edited by: IIe
    PowerPC G5 1,6 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 4 Gb RAM - GeForce 6800 GT DDL - 2 x 500 Gb HD

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