PowerMac G4 Upgrades

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PowerMac G4 Upgrades

Hi, so I'm relatively new to the whole powermac g4 architecture. So I have a few questions to ask for the powermac g4. specifically to this model: https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/specs/powermac_g4_867_qs.html

 If you want to upgrade the gpu, do you have to use sepcific apple approved gpus or can you use any desktop  gpu as long as it fits into that AGP/ PCI  slots. Also what PCI  cards do you recoomend to boost the capabilities of an powermac g4? Thank you so much!

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What G4 do you own? I had a

What G4 do you own? I had a few G4s with different gfx cards.

 

What is yur goal? You cannot use a random card. OSX must support it. 

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PowerMac g4 update

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/specs/powermac_g4_867_qs.html. This is the one I have. It has 4 pci slots, one of which I might use for an cf-ide adapter

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https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/specs/powermac_g4_867_qs.html. This is the one I have. It has 4 pci slots, one of which I might use for an cf-ide adapter

Generally you need Graphics cards that are Apple specific.

I do remember that back in the day when this machine was current that there were specific hacks tyou could to to re-flash PC specific graphics cards of similar type and identical GPUs to make them work in PowerMAC G4s.

To find those hacks is the challenge...

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