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Old 11-20-2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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Video card with ADC for G5 Power Mac

Hello all,

I'm wondering if anyone out there knows of a video card with an ADC slot that will work in a Power Mac G5 Late 2005 model ? This model has all PCI Express slots.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Try a DVI to ADC adapter

Hi,

We use DVI to ADC adapters to solve this problem. They were made by Apple, Dr Bott and others a while ago - not sure if there are still made, but they come up on ebay regularly.

The DVI connector goes to the graphics card, a fly lead goes to the mains power transformer and the displays ADC lead plugs in a another lead. We have one of each of the units mentioned above and both work fine.

There are currently some examples on ebay UK, maybe they will ship to you. Search ebay in "Computing -> Apple/Macintosh" for "ADC"

Hope this helps.

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Nick

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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I agree with Nick, you need a DVI to ADC adapter. There were no PCI Express video cards with ADC.

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #4
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Many thanks gents,

I appreciate you sharing your time and knowledge.

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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Don't mean to necro-post, but I just recently got a PowerMac G5 with an original PCI-E card that had a DVI and an ADC plugin on card. But I need to find another one just like it for my other one that instead has just 2 DVI plugins. Not been lucky finding any other cards with ADC plug and PCI-E sockets.

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:52 PM   #7
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This link here will tell you which card came in your G5 and therefore what cards are available.
http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...supported.html
It does appear as others have said that your choices are limited and that going down the DVI to ADC adapter route may be your only option.

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Old 03-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #8
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Try http://www.mac-pro.com/Mac-Pro-Onlin...Powermac-tower. I'd guess you need something along these lines: http://www.mac-pro.com/ATI-Radeon-96...2&category=408 or http://www.mac-pro.com/s.nl/it.A/id....&category=7286.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:05 PM   #9
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Neither of those vids are PCI-E, and G6 reports wanting a PCI-E vid card with ADC (which doesn't exist, AFAIK)
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:41 PM   #10
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Don't mean to necro-post, but I just recently got a PowerMac G5 with an original PCI-E card that had a DVI and an ADC plugin on card. But I need to find another one just like it for my other one that instead has just 2 DVI plugins. Not been lucky finding any other cards with ADC plug and PCI-E sockets.

-Mike.

I would be shocked if you actually have an ADC jack on a card that fits into a PCI express slot.

The original PCIe card that came stock in the Power Mac G5 was the nvidia GeForce 6600. (Fine print: actually some models came stock with the nvidia GeForce 6600 LE, but it has the same configuration.) It comes with two DVI ports:


There were two optional upgrade cards that you could also get from Apple when that Power Mac was first released. The first is the nvidia GeForce 7800 GT. It also comes with two DVI ports (although unfortunately they're very hard to see in this picture, and I can't find a better one online):


The other optional upgrade that was out when that computer was first released was the nvidia Quadro FX 4500. This was a VERY EXPENSIVE card. It also had, you guessed it, two DVI ports.


The only other card that was later released for the Power Mac G5 (Late 2005 model) was the ATI Radeon X1900. (I'm not counting flashed cards, but there was never a card manufactured with ADC ports and a PCI express interface anyway, so no flashed cards could have ADC either.)

The ATI Radeon X1900 for Power Mac G5 also had, you guessed it, two DVI ports.


Every PCIe card for the Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) had two DVI ports. So either you have an earlier Power Mac G5 model, or you don't have ADC.

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:12 AM   #11
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Oh, I overlooked G6's requirement for PCI-E. My mistake.
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