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First post, by squareguy

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I noticed there are a few Apple Geforce FX 5200 AGP cards on eBay for cheap. High quality build and a little research tells me that Apple only had the Ultra version in either 64MB or 128MB. So.... has anyone successfully flashed one of these to a PC BIOS?

If not, I guess I am the guinea pig. Anyone have a good place with a repository of FX 5200 BIOS(s)?

Thanks

Gateway 2000 Case and 200-Watt PSU
Intel SE440BX-2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 450 CPU
Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
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Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
Windows 98 SE

Reply 1 of 6, by Jo22

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I've never tried it this way round, sorry. 🙁
I flashed Geforce 2 or 4 MX PC cards to Mac before.

From what I remember, anything past Geforce 3 or 4 requires accurate firmware settings.
Before, it was mainly the Video RAM speed that had to be adapted to the target card.
The firmware themselves were pretty much interchangeable.

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Reply 3 of 6, by squareguy

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Well, that does put a damper on things then 🙁

Gateway 2000 Case and 200-Watt PSU
Intel SE440BX-2 Motherboard
Intel Pentium III 450 CPU
Micron 384MB SDRAM (3x128)
Compaq Voodoo3 3500 TV Graphics Card
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
Western Digital 7200-RPM, 8MB-Cache, 160GB Hard Drive
Windows 98 SE

Reply 5 of 6, by xjas

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AGP Pro slots aren't hard to come across; a lot of Asus boards seemed to have them among others. I have an A7V333 right here with one & my old CUV4X-D and PC-DL did too.

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Reply 6 of 6, by The Serpent Rider

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Even if they are not too hard to find, but you're limited to them only.

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