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Offline persia

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 09:12:36 PM »
Dual G5s are dog slow compared to intel based Macs of any variety....

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Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 09:15:16 PM »
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Of course, not being a fan of the monopolistic, exclusionary, abusive company Apple - I think all Macs belong in a dumpster. I couldn't even bring myself to run Linux of MorphOS on one.

I've never understood this attitude. I mean, I've never paid Apple anything for the Apple HW I own, so where's the problem really? How is that helping the (admittedly) abusive Apple?
 

Offline spihunter

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 09:19:13 PM »
I don't get that either?. maybe that could be pointed at the iphone but not the computers?. They abandon the PPC Macs a long time ago...why not take atvantage of them?.

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I've never understood this attitude. I mean, I've never paid Apple anything for the Apple HW I own, so where's the problem really? How is that helping the (admittedly) abusive Apple?
 

Offline spihunter

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 12:48:46 AM »
Hmmmm, It seems that the only compatible graphics card that I have is a 64mb ATI Radeon 7000 PCI card.

Do you guys think it would be worth my time to try and flash this card for Mac compatibility or should I just spend $30-$40 for a Radeon 9000-9200 w/128mb of ram?
« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 12:51:54 AM by spihunter »
 

Offline krashan

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2010, 07:34:11 AM »
I would go for 9xxx. Radeon 7000 is slow.
 

Offline Colani1200

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2010, 09:01:17 AM »
Performance wise, the Radeon 8500 and 9000 are probably the best options for MorphOS. Plus they have the advantage of not being AGP 8x yet, which means that you don't have to mess with taping pins or soldering resistors. More information about this here:

http://themacelite.wikidot.com/compatibility
http://themacelite.wikidot.com/pins-3-and-11

Just flash it and you're done. The 8500 has one disadvantage though: There are only Mac ROMs which support 64 MB video memory, so even if you have a 128 MB card, you're stuck with 64 MB.

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the major problem is... how to create a bootable cd!! =D
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Just grab a FreeDOS ISO: http://www.freedos.org
Maybe you can install it on a spare HD (like I did), makes things a bit easier. Oh, and while you're at it, have a look at GEM for your daily retro fix. ;)
 

Offline ElPolloDiabl

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2010, 09:27:07 AM »
Don't bash the poor computers, they are pieces of history that will probably fetch a high price one day.
Similiar to classic cars there are particular models that stand out as impressive technology, features etc.
I think it is Steve Jobs alone who wants to lock Apple out of all competition and become the next great monopoly.
I'd probably love a value priced clone Mac.
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Offline ElPolloDiabl

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2010, 09:32:19 AM »
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Glad it is useful!
I'm trying with a 9200 SE and the major problem is... how to create a bootable cd!! =D
I'm a REAL newbie in this obscure pc operation...!!

Find a copy of UltraISO, you can even make bootable USB sticks with it and not bother with discs. Just ask here if you need more instructions.
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Offline spihunter

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2010, 01:00:42 PM »
I think your right here. I'm thinking that I should just get a better card. I got the machine for free so I shouldn't sell myself short on the graphics. I'm going to go with a 9000.


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Performance wise, the Radeon 8500 and 9000 are probably the best options for MorphOS. Plus they have the advantage of not being AGP 8x yet, which means that you don't have to mess with taping pins or soldering resistors. More information about this here:

http://themacelite.wikidot.com/compatibility
http://themacelite.wikidot.com/pins-3-and-11

Just flash it and you're done. The 8500 has one disadvantage though: There are only Mac ROMs which support 64 MB video memory, so even if you have a 128 MB card, you're stuck with 64 MB.



Just grab a FreeDOS ISO: http://www.freedos.org
Maybe you can install it on a spare HD (like I did), makes things a bit easier. Oh, and while you're at it, have a look at GEM for your daily retro fix. ;)
 

Offline spihunter

Re: Score!! Saved a G4 Power Mac from the trash!!
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2010, 01:21:05 PM »
I ended up getting a 64mb Radeon 9000 Mac edition for $24 USD. It should be here next week. I went ahead and flashed my 64mb Radeon 7000 so I could have a backup card. flashing was pretty easy.