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flashing + mods for various cards for os9 (9250, 9000, 7000)

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supernova777:

--- Quote from: MacTron on April 20, 2015, 02:12:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: chrisNova777 on April 20, 2015, 01:13:22 PM ---they do have this pag on modding the 9250 ...

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I have a PC Radeon 9250 somewhere...


BTW: Don't forget about Radeon 8500.
The Mac Os 9 Radeon 8500 ROM update app, actually flash a PC card to a Mac Radeon 8500!  ;D

I have done it five years ago, when I have found a PC Radeon 8500 boxed and unopened.  8)
This is a true video card Flash for dummies.

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how would this be done.. the rom update run on a pc? or on a mac? the 8500 is a kick ass card in os9! next best thing to a geforce4 ti 4400 (exact same specs on this gpureview site)

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=22&card2=136

MacTron:

--- Quote from: chrisNova777 on April 24, 2015, 06:59:27 AM ---how would this be done.. the rom update run on a pc? or on a mac? the 8500 is a kick ass card in os9! next best thing to a geforce4 ti 4400 (exact same specs on this gpureview site)

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The procedure it is really funny :)

A) Place the Mac Radeon 8500 update In the Mac Os startup items folder.
B) Shutdown the Mac and install the PC Radeon 8500.
C) Restart the Mac. Not working video card, but the update begins to work. Wait a few minutes and:
D) Restart again, this time you allredy have a working Mac Radeon 8500 !
At this restart you have to press a boot key combo to disable startup items and avoid to flash the card again. And ofcourse delete the Mac Radeon 8500 update from the Startup items folder for the same reason. LOL

supernova777:
it seems the rom updater is not hard to find at all either

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15994/ati-radeon-rom-updater
http://download.cnet.com/ATI-RADEON-ROM-Update/3000-2108_4-45114.html

this macupdate url says it supports all the following cards:


--- Quote ---October 2004 ATI RADEON Universal ROM Update for ATI Retail Mac Cards

Cards Supported:

    RADEON MAC EDITION (PCI) RADEON MAC EDITION (AGP) RADEON 7000 MAC EDITION RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION RADEON 9000 MAC EDITION RADEON 9200 MAC EDITION RADEON 9800 PRO MAC EDITION RADEON 9800 PRO MAC SPECIAL EDITION


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could it be that the same procedure might work on other cards?

MacTron:

--- Quote from: chrisNova777 on April 24, 2015, 07:59:12 AM ---
could it be that the same procedure might work on other cards?

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No it couldn't. Unless we find a hack.
ATI has disabled this procedure in other updates. The updater app, checks if the card is for Mac or not.

MacTron:

--- Quote from: chrisNova777 on April 24, 2015, 07:59:12 AM ---it seems the rom updater is not hard to find at all either

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I think that's not the file ...

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