What would be a nice display to go with my new card. I have the crummy Apple G4 17" display. Kinda tiny. I'd buy a second 15 or 17"er used or get a 23" one but the Apple displays are too darn expensive. I don't give a crap if it had the plastic apple on it I just want a nice display that doesn't costs $900. Also, if I remove the PCI bezels do I need to worry about dirt getting inside and screwing stuff up?
I would use the standard (drilled) MDD pci slot covers. May I suggest going to http://www.macofalltrades.com for great deals on Apple LCDs. If that 9800 doesnt have a ADC connector, I would just get a 22-24 Samsung or Dell model. I myself am getting a Samsung 22" to work with my Samsung 19" for perfect screen real estate.
Did you get the 128mb model? If you plan to run heavy lifting apps or run two LCDs, I would run 256mb version (sorry, havent fully read thread yet).
Dont forget thought that the 22" ASD came out when they only had 64mb of ram on vga cards!
MDD G4s came with pci slot covers that were drilled out original equipment. If you dont have those, yeah, you can drill em out. You could also just cover that area with mesh to keep the larger nasties out.
Cool. Also, I've got a 1ghz eMac with the ATI Radeon 7500. Anyone know of anything I can do to upgrade that card cheap? Are there any programs or somethin that will do magic and make the card better? I thought I saw some program that did something.
You could try ATIccelerator. It might be graphiccelerator now, I forget. Bear in mind that overclocking your GPU will probably shorten its life. If you go too far you could just blow it straight away and there goes your eMac, since your video out would be fried too. You might be able to add some cooling I suppose.
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wyclef, I have a flashed 256MB 9800 and, recent problems with its cooling aside, it runs great. The performance difference between it and the 9000 Pro, even in a 4x AGP slot on a slow bus like the G4s have, is incredible.
That said, I have no idea what the difference would be between the 128MB and 256MB versions. For gaming, since you can't run a whole lot of fancy-pants games on a G4 anyway, the 128 should be fine.
My 9800 Pro 256MB was a DDR (not DDR2 version), refurbished, for just under $100.
DP 1.08GHz PMG4 MDD, 1GB PC2700 DDR, 200GB ATA (16MB, 7200RPM), Radeon 9800 Pro (256MB)
I have a Flashed 9800 Pro 128mb in my MDD G4, and it made a HUGE difference over the stock 64mb 9000. I also have a G5 with 9650 256mb and the 9650 seems to beat the hell out of the 9800 when i put it in the G5 at just about anything. Also, the 9650 is a regular Mac Vs. not a flash, and the 9650 has dual DVI with Dual Link, and the 9800 only has a single link DVI and a VGA.
MacBook Pro, 2.2GHz SR Core 2 Duo, 120GB HD, 2GB RAM, PowerMac G5, DP 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 1x500GB HD, Sonnet Tempo X4P, 2TB RAID, ATI 9650 256MB.
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