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4215 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2010 9:30 AM by hardlyxxx
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2007 5:52 PM (in response to hardlyxxx)Here is what I found for this part.
Apple Part# 661-3175
Description Card, Video, RV100, PCI
EEE Code QRF,R3V,TX9
Labor Tier LAB2
Where Used Xserve G5 (January 2005), Xserve G5 (Late 2005), Xserve G5, Xserve (Cluster Node)
I would call Apple and ask for the part number, they should be able to sell it to you.
JLMac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2007 1:53 PM (in response to hardlyxxx)Hi hardlyxxx
Do you have any older mac models hanging around doing nothing? Specifically Blue & White G3 models that had PCI video cards installed rather than AGP? If yes, then they will work with no problems. Nvidia G-Force 2 and G-Force 3 PCI video cards work also. Failing that you can go to the Apple Store on Regent Street and buy a suitable card from them.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2007 10:21 AM (in response to hardlyxxx)Old Mac PCI video cards. All the way.
We have three XServe G5s at my office. We got none of them with the built-in video because I don't need to spend 100 bucks on a new card with all sorts of extra VRAM when I can get a used card for less than $20. All I need is basic video.
I went down to my local used mac store and bought 3 video cards for $15 a piece. These cards were formerly in Macs like the Blue and White G3 tower and the G4 towers (before they went AGP).
Just make sure you get cards that are 3.3V or universa PCIl. The 5V PCI cards from the pre-G3 days are not compatible with the XServe. AGP cards are not compatible either.
http://www.acme.com/builda_pc/pcitypes.htmlXserve Dual G5 2.0 GHz - PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2007 11:26 AM (in response to GeekMan)Note also that an Xserve G5 will panic if booted off of the 10.4.7 Server Universal DVD if you have a Villagetronic (MPDD Pro) or Sonnet (Sonata SD) video card installed. Both cards are the same - Sonnet just rebranded the Villagetronic card. Only happens with the 10.4.7 Server Universal DVD, not other versions. Could be fixed with a firmware upgrade of the video card, but that probably won't happen because both are EOL.
Both of these cards work fine otherwise.
Xserve G5 2.0 GHz 2 GB RAM Mac OS X (10.4.8) Apple Hardware RAID, ATTO UL4D, Exabyte VXA-2 1x10 1u