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Offline neurocrash

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Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:07:47 AM »
Hi, I have an Nvidia 7800GS that was converted for Mac, and am trying to use it for OS9 so I can have a DVI output.  The problem is that the 2D scrolling is extremely slow.  I've tried the Nvidia drivers pack from this site without improvement.  Does anyone know if there are OS9 drivers that support this card?

This is in a G4 MDD.

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Re: Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 07:19:58 PM »
Unfortunately, I donít think there is any way to get anything more recent than a GeForce4 running with hardware acceleration, which means that things like scrolling and moving windows will be slow and choppy.

If you have the card that came with the G4, itíll be faster. I just bought a GeForce4 MX, hopefully itíll be better than the Radeon 9000 that I had earlier.

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Re: Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 02:00:46 AM »

"slow" is relative.

in my opinion, default behaviour of OS9 works fine with any mac which supports the OS - solid dragging of big windows works fine with geforce 2 and above.

a mac mini or quicksilver with OS9 (solid dragging at 1920*1200) is lot faster than anything else.
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Re: Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 02:11:23 AM »
By slow, the 7800GS is demonstrating much worse performance than the stock cards, and has visible screen redraws when moving windows or scrolling within a window.  The Radeon 9000 is much faster for these 2D operations, and I think the GeForce MX is faster still.

Thanks for the clarification.  Too bad the 7800GS isn't as useful as I had hoped.

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Re: Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 10:35:18 AM »
By slow, the 7800GS is demonstrating much worse performance than the stock cards, and has visible screen redraws when moving windows or scrolling within a window.  The Radeon 9000 is much faster for these 2D operations, and I think the GeForce MX is faster still.

Thanks for the clarification.  Too bad the 7800GS isn't as useful as I had hoped.

a 7800GS would be far more usefull in a powermac G5 /w 10.5.8 i think?
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Re: Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 11:56:27 PM »
Hmmm... I think I tried to put it in a G5 but the slot was different. I seem to recall there was more than one type of AGP card slot configuration, and chalked it up to that, so I bought a GeForce 6800 Ultra for the G5.

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Re: Nvidia 7800GS OS9 drivers?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 11:59:21 PM »
a mac mini or quicksilver with OS9 (solid dragging at 1920*1200) is lot faster than anything else.

I tried really hard, even used my foot, but couldn't get my PCI cards into the Mac Mini ;)