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#1 Keneu Luca

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

I have an older G4 mac with an older video card. But the card cannot do dual display. So I buy one off ebay. The card works in that I have dual display, but when I launch FCP, it says it cannot recognize the software/hardware. Either I got the wrong card , or do I need to reinstall FCP with new card now in place?

The card I got is ATI Radeon 7000.

Here are some specs:

Radeon® 7000 Mac Edition delivers enhanced 3D/2D graphics performance for today's demanding applications and is powered by the Radeon? 7000 graphics processor and 64MB DDR memory.

Enjoy the flexible dual-display support for multiple combinations of CRT monitors, TVs and video devices. Plus Radeon? 7000 Mac Edition supports OpenGL® for superior graphics and 3D textures in gaming and workstation environments.


* Incredible 3D/2D graphics performance
* Flexible dual-display support
* Powered by the ATI Radeon® 7000 Mac Edition graphics processor
* 64MB of powerful double data rate (DDR) memory
* Features HYPERZ? technology for improved performance
* Powerful 3D graphics performance
* Full OpenGL® and QuickTime? support
* DVI interface for digital flat panel support
* Video-output (S-Video and Composite) for TV output support
* DVD playback
* PCI (66MHz or 33MHz)

Chipset - Radeon 7000 series

Slot Compatibility - PCI 33 or 66 MHz

VRAM - 64 MB

ROM version - Full v2.26

Hardware Requirement - Power Macintosh G3/G4/G5 PCI slot

OS Compatibility - OS 9.2.2 (full 3D support), OS X v10.2 - 10.5

Connectors - VGA, DVI, TV

Quartz Extreme - Supported (using PCI Extreme)

Maximum VGA (CRT) Resolution - 2048 x 1536 @ 75hz

Thank you very much.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

If it matters, I forgot to mention that Im using Final Cut Pro 4. So its not any of the newer versions.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:17 PM

I decided to try an experiment. I still have the original card that came with the mac. SO I installed it back inside the G4. I believe the original card goes into the AGP slot and the new card I just got is now in one of the other slots. Im learning about this as I go. So I decided to plug one monitor into one card, and the other monitor into the other card. And guess what - problem solved. I now have dual dispaly with Final Cut pro 4.

But...am I causing any harm to my G4 or to any of the video cards by doing this?
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