Author Topic: ATI Radeon 9700 mobility chip and OS9  (Read 1855 times)

Offline Ed Redfern

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ATI Radeon 9700 mobility chip and OS9
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:56:10 PM »

here's a situation and this is where I could do with a bit of help. I'm in the posession of a G4 Powerbook 1.67ghz 17" model A1107 (trying to find the original restore disks would be a blessing). this, along with a magma 4 slot PCI to PCMCIA unit for ProTools TDM.

For accessibility whilst on the road, I'd like to run OS9.2.2, how as I know, the normal OS9.2 cd's won't run on this as it's relying on newer firmware and a firewire 800 interface as well.

my intention would be to initially test OS9.2.2 for unsupported macs from this site and assess it's performance. if this is doable, my question is this. Is there any way of getting the mobility 9700 gpu to work decently within OS 9.2? Now of course ATI (SORRY AMD!) I can't keep up with this lol, don't carry older drivers and from research, the general consensus is there's no real luck here.

OK, I have a G4 MDD 1.25 loaded ready to go... ish. so that's not a prry, but it would be nice to utilise the setup a little more.

I have both Protools TDM 5.1.3 now and Pt 6.4.1, however I was thinking of installing Tiger on the MBP for more accessibility but let's see how it all pans out..

any help would be much appreciated. either with the GPU compatibility issue or the restore disks for the A1107 powerbook.

cheers and have fun.

Blind Music Producer / Studio Engineer / Sound Designer using legacy technologies that most of today's users don't understand well enough. Rebuilding a recording studio after falling victim to a pro audio company who cleaned out an analogue studio for modern equipment upgrades that went wrong. With help from amazing people, manufacturers, etc, things are looking up. Now trying to rebuild the G3 / G4 side of the studio.


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Re: ATI Radeon 9700 mobility chip and OS9
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 03:12:23 PM »
i think this is a dead end

as u know, this model:
is not capable of booting mac os 9 normally...

pretty sure our user imic had no luck getting his 9200 mobility to work 100%
i think if we suggested to him to look into 9700 mobility, he might short circuit:D hehe

visit his thread here:
and explore all pages and you will see that you are looking at an area that is not fully explored

u may want to make some comments in his thread and offer to take part in imic's ongoing research..