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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 2873 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Is anyone using a Voodoo 4500 video card?
    AGP or PCI?
    How does it compare to other options?

    Also, can a Powermac support a 3.3V video card (or does it require a 1.5v card)?

    [ Edited by Jim 09.01.2012 - 19:44 ]
    Primary computer - Now a Power Mac G5 2.7 GHz with Radeon 9600XT (with a dual core 2.3 waiting for support).

    And - a 1.42 GHz iBook, other systems being parted out or given away.

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  • »09.01.12 - 20:18
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    vulture
    Posts: 120 from 2008/2/4
    From: Greece
    used it for a while when I still had my peg1. Not a bad option, it's just it lags a bit when 1920x1080 is on compared to the Radeon. You'll also want to disable double/triple buffering as it only has 32mb of vram.
  • »09.01.12 - 20:41
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 2873 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Thanks.
    As I like to experiment, I was considering re-flashing a PC 4500 AGP card with a Mac BIOS and giving it a try.
    Primary computer - Now a Power Mac G5 2.7 GHz with Radeon 9600XT (with a dual core 2.3 waiting for support).

    And - a 1.42 GHz iBook, other systems being parted out or given away.

    "Without followers, evil cannot spread"
  • »09.01.12 - 20:49
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 6916 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > can a Powermac support a 3.3V video card (or does it require a 1.5v card)?

    According to the PowerMac information boot_wb has gathered, PowerMac3,1 to 3,5 use 3.3 V whereas PowerMac3,6 uses 1.5 V.
  • »09.01.12 - 21:55
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 2873 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Thanks Andreas,
    It is interesting that he quotes the 3,6 AGP slot as 66Mhz (as that would only be 2X speed - the speed earlier Powermacs operate at).
    Primary computer - Now a Power Mac G5 2.7 GHz with Radeon 9600XT (with a dual core 2.3 waiting for support).

    And - a 1.42 GHz iBook, other systems being parted out or given away.

    "Without followers, evil cannot spread"
  • »10.01.12 - 11:41
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