Question about Apple ATI RADEON 9600 XT for Macintosh G5 (p/n 1002843) Graphic Card

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Is this card compatible with a FW800 dual G4 tower?

I have a Radeon 9600XT for Mac and I see the AGP slot locking tab is about an inch forward of where it normally is. Will this card work in a dual G4 1.42 FW800 tower?

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  • sm8000 Feb 09, 2008

    Thanks, I will post back when I install it at the client's and report if it works or not.

    Also, it has a stock heatsink but no fan. Should I get one, or even a whole new cooler? Can you recommend one?

  • sm8000 Feb 09, 2008

    Doesn't look like this card will work without a soldering job:



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It should work with no problems

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