4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2010 11:22 AM by hartfree
hartfree Level 1 (0 points)
Hello all, I hope someone can give me an answer to this question.
I am considering purchasing a M9393LL/A (Dual 1.8-GHz PowerPC G5). As I read the specs, it has an 8X AGP slot for the video card. I currently have a G4 QuickSilver with a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Special Edition card in it. This is the one with 256 MB on the card. Will this card work in that G5 or not. I have read discussions about the pin set-up possibly be different on the 4X AGP slots but I can't seem to get a definitive answer from the discussions. Can anyone help? I know there are better video cards out there, but my ATI has served me very well and it would be a money saver to use this one in the G5.
Thanks in advance for your help.


G4 Quicksilver 2001, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 1.5 gb RAM, 1 tb + HD storage, 1.8 mhz Sonnet Processor, ATI Radeon 9800 Mac Pro
  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)

    The Mac Edition Radeon Pro cards will work in the G5.
  • hartfree Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply. I had a suspicion it would. This machine I am looking at is extremely clean and will be a great addition to the 8 macs I have now. LOL

    No, really, I plan on using it for video editing.
  • japamac Level 7 (24,390 points)
    Don't forget to connect the Molex power to the Radeon.
    You need a Molex splitter to jump power off the optical drive in the G5.
  • hartfree Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for that reminder. I used the cable to do the same for my QuickSilver. I actually read the manual about how to install in a G5...well, DUH! Sheesh, Why is it we ALWAYS look at the manuals LAST? ROFL!!!
    I am picking up the Dual 1.8 this afternoon. Looking forward to more efficient FCS 2 usage now.

    Thanks for your help!