Mac AGP Video Cards

Nvidia GeForce 6200 AGP

Physical Specs and Compatibility

The GeForce 6200 is an AGP 8x card compatible with AGP 2x, 4x, and 8x slots. It's short enough and runs cool enough to work in the Power Mac G4 Cube, and it has full Core Image and Core Animation support. It was never available in a Mac edition, but flashed versions of the card are available and will work with all AGP Power Macs.

Flashed AGP 8x video cards are not compatible with the Mystic/Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, Cube, Quicksilver, and Mirror Drive Door Power Mac G4 without modification. As explained by The Mac Elite, Apple uses pins 3 and 11 on the back of the card to power ADC monitors. These pins must be disabled or your Mac will not boot with the card installed. Full details and instructions are on the Mac Elite website.

Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) boot times for Power Mac with the GeForce 6200 fall into the 4-5 minute range, and was initially suggested that you install Leopard with the Mac's original video card to avoid slowing down the process. "gotoh" has posted the fix in The Mac Elite Forum. The delay is due to Leopard not supporting temperature sensors in G4 Macs. Simply remove AppleHWSensor.kext from /System/Library/Extensions, and the delay goes away.

The GeForce 6200 can be used on a Mac running OS 9, but with no acceleration and with limited resolution settings.

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