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Additional vram i am using photoshop cs3 and bridge.  all of a sudden i cannot open many of my image files - the folders are large.  i have a 2003 1.8 dual g5 with the original 64 vram, pci-x.  it seems that i need at least 128 mb card. can you recommend a compatible larger v card?

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  • gridded Mar 25, 2008

    The Nvidia GEforce you linked to is pci-express, the Nov 2003 1.8 dual is pci-x. I've read that only PCI and PCI-X work for this. Is that true?

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Hi,

Your G5 has on board 64mb of Video ram which can be extended upto 256 or 512mb.
You can buy the VRAM from HERE

Goodluck,
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Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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  • Priya darshan Mar 25, 2008

    Hi,

    The best Video RAM for your model will be Nvidia GEforce.
    You can buy or get more info from HERE

    Please ignore my first link as it is not the Video Ram it is RAM.

    Goodluck once again,
    Please don't forget to rate the solution.

  • Priya darshan Mar 25, 2008

    Hi again,

    Here are Few more Video cards which are compatible for your model.
    Click HERE

    To buy more parts for your G5 you can visit THIS site.

  • Priya darshan Mar 25, 2008

    Hi again,
    Please visit THIS link.It has the specfication of your model.this will clear your doubt.Once you click at the link just scroll down and you will see the speciffications.

    Goodluck,
    Please don't forget to rate the solution.

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Check this out.. Its a 256MB Graphics card that is really kewl for a very kewl price!
http://ati.amd.com/products/radeon9800/radeon9800prome/index.html

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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    eagle338 Mar 25, 2008

    By the way Its MAC edition so you need not worry about compatibility..

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Compatibility issues
The most significant issue is for users of PCI cards. PCI cards can operate at either 3.3V or 5V, but only 3.3V cards can be used in a PCI-X slot. Obviously such PCI cards will only operate at their normal speed. The 2 100Mhz slots share a single bus, and if a PCI card is placed in one of these slots then both will operate at normal PCI speeds, but the third slot will not be affected (and vice-versa). Users of expensive audio/video editing cards may need to renew their equipment, unless they go for the 1.6 Ghz model.
Although the G5 is a 64bit processor, it is fully compatible with existing code, although obviously applications optimized specifically for the new processor will have an extra performance increase. The single exception to this (as far as I know) is Virtual PC. This software used a feature of G3 and G4 processors known as "pesudo little-endian mode" which is not present in the G5. Microsoft is said to be working on fixing this.
Another concern is the loss of parallel ATA, as many users may have hard drives they wish to carry over to their new systems. Apple have explicitly stated that serial to parallel adapters will not work, however people have managed to connect their drives to the ATA bus that the optical drive is on.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Mar 25, 2008

    so any card with 3.3v or 5v with 512 mb or 256 mb will work

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All you have to do is click on the Apple menu icon located in the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences

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** Screen shot of FileVault for:
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