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clb8888
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2006-12-11, 13:38

I am purchasing for a Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0 GHZ with 4.5 GB of ram running 10.4.8. This model has the PCI Express expansion slots.

I recently purchased a 24" widescreen monitor and would like to run a dual display with my current 20" widescreen in portrait mode. Thus comes the problem. I have the GeForce 6600 right now. But from what I understand Nvidia cards do not support portrait mode on the Macs. Thus I am probably looking for an ATI card but they all seem to be geared for AGP slots.

1.) Which card can I buy that will allow me to run my 20" in portrait mode?
2.) Does anyone have experience running a Power Mac this way?
3.) Are there any other work arounds to display a monitor in portrait mode?
4.) Am I screwed in relation to what I want to do?

Thanks in advance.

I appreciate the advice!
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clb8888
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2006-12-11, 19:48

Well I think I have found the answer to my own question, for future reference to others who might have the same question. The wisdom in changing to the PCI-Express system on the last revision of a product line that was discontinued by switching to a completely different processor seems a little flawed. As one would reason this cuts down on available options for those slots greatly.

The only GPU that I found from ATI for these machines is the ATI 100435854 Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition Video Card. $299 from Newegg.

Supposedly according to the ATI sales rep the card does support Versavision which would allow a monitor to be used in portrait mode.

I will try to report back once I get the card in my box.
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clb8888
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2006-12-13, 17:22

I installed the new software and then dropped the new video card in today and just as I was hoping I now have portrait display capability.

The installation was a bit tricky since the X1900 requires its own power supply but it wasn't to bad in the end. So far so good.
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Schnauzer
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2006-12-13, 17:59

Cool, the x1900 must be pretty sweet

HOW did u get the power hook-ups to it?
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clb8888
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2007-01-06, 18:58

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Cool, the x1900 must be pretty sweet

HOW did u get the power hook-ups to it?
Sorry for the delay in posting S. I lost track of this thread. It only needed one power jack and I found out where that plug was at via this article from Gene Steinberg.

In the picture below the green arrow alludes to the approx. location of the power jack. It is right behind the plastic pci e brace and was open waiting for the plug when I opened the case. I went ahead and pulled the blue arrowed fan out and I was able to plug it right in.



It is still working great.

One hitch that I did hit. When I was taking out the old graphics card it was a bear to pull out. I ended up pulling out a spring loaded plastic peg, which seemed to not serve a major purpose and so I left it out.
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Schnauzer
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2007-01-06, 19:15

nice to good here its up and working

you should try some AA with that baby
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2007-01-07, 17:34

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nice to good here its up and working

you should try some AA with that baby
Alcoholics Anonymous?
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2007-01-07, 18:42

Americas Army 2.5

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