Has anyone looked into adding an AGP slot to older Macs, such as a B&W mini tower? I am not a great soldering gun guy and don't know of any driver cards or adapters out there. I want my quartz extreme! And unless I buy a new box I do not think I can get it.
It would be impossible to add an AGP slot on your motherboard if the motherboard was not designed to handle it. Also, I doubt that Mac OS X would recognize a rigged AGP slot anyways. Unfortunately PCI is too slow to handle the demands of Quartz so even the best PCI based graphics card would be incompatible. Wookpecker, I think you'd do better with a new computer.
Sadly that is true, A new G5 may be too costly; I have been pondering a dual G4 (I like the extra drive bay's) The lack of drive bays in the G5 is kind of a turn off. With the G4 I could install my trusty old Zip drive and two 80 gig hard drives. Hmmmmm perhaps I need to keep an eye on my favorite computer outlet...E-bay for my next project.
Loc: Stoughton, WI USA
Eh, your best bet for cheap is an AGP G4. I wish there was a way, but like it was said, it's just impossible. Well, unless you went out and purchased the board and put it into your machine, but you might as well get the G4. Godspeed my friend.
MacBook 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo w/ 2GB DDR2 RAM & 120GB SATA 5400RPM HDD Canon Rebel XTI Google Cr-48 Beta Laptop
My first Mac was an IIsi back then no one even talked megahertz. It was a smoken hot little Mac with 3 megs of ram and a forty meg hard drive, sales people did not even talk about the processor peecees and Macs were talked about in terms like 2/20 4/40 and my little 3/40 was great! When CD's came along I was able to add an external drive. I later maxed out the ram and stuffed a massive 80 Meg hard drive in there. That was the last brand new Mac I ever bought. I am always a little behind Moore’s law and I will always mod and tinker with my hardware until it can no longer keep up. I like my B&W mini tower and have added twin 80 gig drives, a Zip 100, a DVD-R, a Gig of RAM, Rage 128 video card, and a second Ethernet card for my Airport. I am able to use my old laser printer (ADb) and my new ink jet (USb) as well as my old scanner (scsi) all in one box! Quartz extreme may just be the end of the line for this workhorse. My son is already complaining that the old 9600 (G3 450) in his room is not fast enough for his games, maybe we both need an upgrade.
Oh, i agree totally, but he is running a B|W with some sort of G4 zif. I have a G3 900MHz in my B|W and have a almost the same specs as him... full gig of ram, large drives, and with the 7000, some games do play pretty good! But, if i wanna play games i use my trusty ole sega genesis and play NHL 95 !! LOL
the G3 is still a keeper. I use it daily. I would however like to know more about flashing a PC 64MB 7000 to use in my B|W...
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.