i cant get my video card to work

July 10, 2012 at 13:12:10
Specs: windows 2000, 1gb
OK so heres the deal i wound up with a free imac g3 the tower kind not the all in one kind. and i wanted to use the video card in my dell dimension 8100 which already has two video cards in it so i shut down the dell popped the one from the mac in (because it fits) and hit the button. none of my monitors came on i tried different slots and the same thing kept happening do i need drivers or will it not work because it came from a mac.


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#1
July 10, 2012 at 13:16:53
Does the card require an extra power cable, what card is it?

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#2
July 10, 2012 at 13:19:14
thanks for replying it is a 3d rage pro agp 2x made by ati it worked in the mac so i know it works. no it does not require a power cable.

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#3
July 10, 2012 at 13:24:09
According to Wikipedia, the PowerMac G3 uses a 66MHz PCI slot for its video card. The Dimension 8100, being a standard x86 PC, would only have 33MHz PCI slots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_...

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#4
July 10, 2012 at 13:24:20
Try taking the other two out, they won't work together.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#5
July 10, 2012 at 13:26:28
so i cant use all three

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#6
July 10, 2012 at 13:27:16
so its not going to work?

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#7
July 10, 2012 at 13:31:10
No, you can use the two other cards together but you can only use this one separately with no other card if that makes sense.

Basically you have to take out the cards already in the Dell for it to work.

Its got nothing to do with it being from a mac.
I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#8
July 10, 2012 at 14:03:56
ok i wanted to have three monitors so ill just have to get another adapter thanks for the replys

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#9
July 10, 2012 at 20:19:22
"Its got nothing to do with it being from a mac"

Yes it does. Did you not read response 3? That plus the fact that you can't run that many graphics cards.

Rambus, yuck: http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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