Which G4 Models is the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 8x AGP Video card compatible with?

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Which G4 Models is the ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 8x AGP Video card compatible with?

Hi everyone,

I recently acquired an Apple OEM ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP (8x 64MB) video card in an auction for a Mac store that went out of business. The box it came in is labeled "for G4 only" but I'm not sure which G4 models it will work with; I have a 500MHz single processor G4 Sawtooth I would like to use the card in, but I don't want to risk damaging the computer till I know for sure. What do any of you know? Thanks for your help!

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I've never had a problem where a video card damaged a system's hardware, so I would say that it is safe to try. If the system seems to be hurt, pulling the card restores it back to it's normal condition.

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As long as you don't put an A

As long as you don't put an AGP card in a PCI slot, you should be fine. It probably says "G4 Only" because they're the only machines fast enough to fully utilize the card's features.

Plus, did any G3's have AGP? I'm thinking the B&W did, but I could be mistaken.

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On that note...

Does an AGP card even fit into a pci slot? I have never tried.

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only the G3 'Books

and that was built into the MLB bus. The B&W never had AGP. and the G4 AGP (not G4 PCI) was the first to have it. The PCI was put out sooner b/c they did not have enough G4 AGP configs to put it into a distributed production IIRC

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[quote]Does an AGP card even

[quote]Does an AGP card even fit into a pci slot? I have never tried.[/qoute]

yes it does, but it could very well damage the system
Also, the AGP slot is further forward than the PCI slot. This make it very hard to put pci cards into it

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