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Dr. Snoop:
Hey!~ Looked around on Google and stuff but couldn't find anything on the subject so,

Is it possible to use a PCI graphics card in an AGP Mac? I'm planning on
buying a PCI Nvidia FX 5200 (because I'm a cheap fuck in need of more VRAM)
and flashing it for use in my Graphite G4 450 Mhz Gigabit which currently has an ATi Rage 128 Pro AGP
though I'm not sure if it'll work because the Rage 128 is what it shipped with

Any help is highly appreciated, thanks for reading!
>Snoopie

IIO:
sure, if you get it flashed right or if it is for mac, a PCI card will work.

Dr. Snoop:

--- Quote from: IIO on October 16, 2021, 12:10:33 PM ---sure, if you get it flashed right or if it is for mac, a PCI card will work.

--- End quote ---

Ohh, nice!~ Will I need to keep the AGP slot populated or will
just the PCI card do alone? Sorry if I'm overthinking this
still very new to the realm of PowerPC Macs.

Also would it be cool with you if I referenced your reply in a video?

zefrenchtoon:
You should be able to remove the AGP one if you don't need it.
For me, AGP is just a sort of PCI overclocked and dedicated for graphics cards.
Why don't you buy a nVidia to put in your AGP instead of your ATI ? I would be better than a PCI one

Did you check this reference website ?

http://themacelite.wikidot.com/nvidia-general-flashing

Dr. Snoop:

--- Quote from: zefrenchtoon on October 16, 2021, 01:39:43 PM ---You should be able to remove the AGP one if you don't need it.
For me, AGP is just a sort of PCI overclocked and dedicated for graphics cards.
Why don't you buy a nVidia to put in your AGP instead of your ATI ? I would be better than a PCI one

Did you check this reference website ?

http://themacelite.wikidot.com/nvidia-general-flashing

--- End quote ---

Yeaaa that's definitely true, though the reason why I'm wanting to use a PCI card
over AGP is because I don't currently have any other PCI graphics cards to flash an AGP with.
So if I could get away with just buying one card, flashing with one of my like 15 (all incompatible)
AGP cards I'd love to do that.

Unless.. the AGP FX 5200 has noticeably better performance than the PCI variant.. then I could justify buying 2

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