VIDEO CARD UPGRADES FOR CUBE?
May 13, 2002 11:12PM
edited January 2014
Is there a Video Card available today that can allow my G4 Cube 500, now with 1.5 GB memory to drive one of the new HD 23" Displays? I would really like to get some way to. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Reply 1 of 4
May 14, 2002 2:34AM
The Cube had an ADC out port on it, so it depends on which model you have. If you have the model with nVida GeForce 2, you can run the Cinema 23", if you have the Rage 128 model, then you can't. The graphics card is non-upgradeable too.
If you do have the GeForce 2 card, make sure you are running OS X.1.3 or later, or 9.2.2
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Reply 2 of 4
May 14, 2002 7:43AM
Well, technically it
upgradeable, assuming you can find another mac compatible AGP card to fit inside there. Will the AGP Radeon not drive the 23" display?
Reply 3 of 4
May 14, 2002 8:59AM
Here is an accelerateyourmac discussion on this subject:
(the guy has already taken his cube to dual processors...)
Hope this helps.
Reply 4 of 4
May 15, 2002 11:27PM
Thank you all! It is a bit frustrating to think that I'd have to fashion my own bracket to mount a card, but at least there are folks thinking the same way I am. It would be nice to run an HD cinema display without having to buy a PowerMac tower...
I have a 500 G4 Cube with the fan-cooled card (i.e. no longer silent) . That is the one I want to explore upgrading. The first is loaded with 1.5 GB of RAM, and has the 32 MB Video memory with the 1 MB backside cache of its era. It is now running under OS X 1.4. System Profiler describes it as ATV,Rage6ag
I also have a 450 super-quiet simple Cube. That one is at school and still stops any visitors to my office in their tracks, even with only a 15" Studio flat panel. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />