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425 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2006 5:05 PM by Dave2
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2006 12:44 AM (in response to kosh82)Welcome to the Discussions.
Did the card come with drivers, and did you reset the PRAM after you installed it?
AGP cards have a much faster connection to the motherboard than PCI cards.
A 2X AGP slot is four times faster than a 33MHz PCI slot.G4 Dig. Audio 1GHz, 1.25GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2006 1:12 PM (in response to kosh82)OS X does not support hardware video acceleration (Quatrz Extreme/Core Graphics) with PCI cards. You are now using the system processor to draw the screen. Get a fast card for the AGP slot and get the PCI video cards out. Download the Quartz Extreme Check application if you need to test if the display is running in Quartz Extreme. This way the burden of drawing the screen is put back on the graphics card which is much better at doing just that.G4 Digital Audio w/7455 1.4 GHz upgrade, Mac OS X (10.4.3), PCI ATA/133 controller, big drive, FireWire 410 and attached music studio
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2006 5:05 PM (in response to Ryan Burkholder)Some folks have managed to get QE to run with older PCI based cards: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/OSX/quartzextreme_PCImod.html
... but the PCI bus might be pretty maxed with QE runnning thru it...
Google "PCI Extreme" for more info.G4 Dual 450Mhz, 2 Gigs of RAM, OSX.3.9/ Beige G31000MHz/iBook500/WallstreetG450, Mac OS X (10.3.9)